Michigan State Trooper shot in Flint, gunman in custody - WNEM TV 5

Michigan State Trooper shot in Flint, gunman in custody

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A Michigan State Police trooper was shot outside a convenience store in downtown Flint early Wednesday morning.

It happened around 12:30 a.m. outside Brothers Food Store on Saginaw Street near Stewart Avenue.

Police say troopers were dispatched to the area for reports of a fight.

According to a news release, troopers made contact with one of the subjects, while a second subject fled on foot with the trooper in pursuit. During the chase, the pursuing trooper was shot.

The gunman ran into a wooded area, where he was later apprehended. The firearm used in the shooting was recovered, police said.

The trooper, an 11-year-veteran, was shot in the abdomen and was taken to a Flint area hospital. He was released from the hospital a few hours later and is expected to make a full recovery.

The social media group Flint Police Operations released scanner traffic from the shooting. "Shots fired, shots fired. I need an ambulance, I've been shot," the trooper says on the audio.

>> Click play at the top of this page to hear the audio.

The suspect, a 34-year-old Flint resident, who was wanted on an outstanding felony warrant for carrying a concealed weapon was arrested and lodged at the Genesee County Jail.

During the investigation, three K-9 teams were used for tracking and locating items of evidence, along with the State Police Aviation Unit.

The incident remains under investigation.

On March 23, a MSP trooper was wounded and a passenger in a car killed in a shooting following a traffic stop in Saginaw. That trooper is recovering at home.

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