Police investigating officer-involved shooting that left man injured in Alma

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ALMA (WJRT) (7/11/2018) - 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.

Michigan State Police and 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. Tuesday, the mother had escaped outside 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.

A state police trooper and two Alma officers went inside.

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 say his injuries were not life-threatening.

None of the officers were hurt.

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. 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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