State trooper shot in Niles during a traffic stop
NILES, Mich. -- Michigan State Police confirmed that a state trooper was shot at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday during a traffic stop near the intersection of Ninth Street and Main Street.
The trooper stopped a car for failure to stop at a stop sign. The driver was arrested for having a suspended license, while in custody, the trooper, then went back to the car, to talk to the passenger in the vehicle. MSP Lt. Duwayne Robinson said, some sort of struggle took place between the passenger and the trooper, which led to a gunfire exchange.
The sixth district Incident Response Team, along with Grand Rapids Lab Unit were on scene, as pre protocol to process the scene.
The trooper was not wearing a body camera, but an in-car system in his patrol vehicle was on as everything unfolded.
The trooper was shot in the leg, taken to a hospital for treatment, and is now in stable condition, police say.
Police also confirmed that the suspect involved in this shooting was shot and is in serious condition.