MSP investigating officer-involved shooting in Alma

ALMA (WJRT) - (07/11/18) - The Michigan State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left one man injured in Alma.

The incident took place at 622 Moyer Ave. on the city's south side Tuesday evening.

A Michigan State Police trooper and two Alma Department of Public Safety officers responded to a domestic disturbance call involving a mother and her adult son.

When police arrived around 8:50 p.m., the mother had left and the son in his 20s remained indoors. Police tried to coax the man outside for more than hour before they decided to enter the home.

When officers got inside, they encountered the man armed with a crossbow. Two of the officers opened fire on the man, but it's unclear which two.

The suspect was wounded in the shoulder and transported to an area hospital, where he remained Wednesday afternoon. Police said his injuries were not life-threatening.

None of the officers were hurt.

Neighbors said they heard noises, but assumed they were fireworks.

Sherry Bowen still can't believe what happened along her quiet street. "The block down the road from me, there were a bunch of police cars there, there was an ambulance and so I knew something bad was up," Bowen said. "You know we don't have things like that happen here."

The Michigan State Police First Division Investigative Response Team is leading the investigation.

The Gratiot County Prosecutor's Office issued a three-count arrest warrant against the son, charging him with felonious assault, one count for each of the officers involved. He will be arrested and arraigned after he gets released from the hospital.

Police did not release his identity on Wednesday because he had not been arraigned.

The trooper and both Alma officers inside the house when the shooting took place have been placed on paid administrative leave, which is standard protocol in police-involved shooting cases.



 
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