LAKE TOWNSHIP (WJRT)- (07/15/18) Houghton Lake State State Trooper exchanges gunfire with a gunman during traffic stop, suffering a gunshot wound during the exchange.
The unidentified Trooper was been released from the hospital after being treated for non-life-threatening gunshot injuries.
Police have identified the gunman as 32-year-old Douglas Robert Sawyer of Fenton.
According to MSP, Sawyer was positively identified after an autopsy over the weekend.
The man died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after exchanging gunfire with the trooper.
At the time of the shooting, there were 3 warrants out for his arrest.
One was a Parole Absconder warrant resulting from his failure to comply with parole after a prison sentence for Home Invasion.
The second was a felony warrant for Criminal Sexual Assault 4th Degree out of the Michigan State Police Paw Paw Post.
The third was a civil warrant for child neglect.
This is an ongoing investigation.