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UPDATE: Officer involved in deadly traffic stop shooting to return to work

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

One of two officers involved in a deadly traffic stop shooting will return to work Monday. 

The Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office ruled on Aug. 23 there was no criminal wrongdoing on the police officers' part in connection with the deadly traffic stop. Saginaw Township Police Chief Don Pussehl announced Friday, Sept. 1 an internal investigation also found the officers were in compliance with department policy. 

>>See the press release from the prosecutor's office by clicking here<<

The shooting happened on Wednesday, July 19, at W. Michigan and Leo when Saginaw Township officers stopped a vehicle driven by 38-year-old Farhad Jabbari.

Jabbari was stopped on suspicion of drunk driving and after field sobriety tests and a preliminary breath test, the suspect appeared to be highly intoxicated, investigators reported.

Jabbari was arrested and placed in the back of a squad car.

As officers began to fill out paperwork, one realized Jabbari was tampering with his handcuffs, freeing one hand from the restraint.

>>(WARNING GRAPHIC: See dashcam video here<<

"The suspect slipped his handcuffs from behind of him to the front of him. So the officer and another officer opened the rear door of the patrol car," Pussehl said.

Michigan State Police report Jabbari began assaulting the officer when he attempted to restrain him. Investigators said Jabbari gouged at the officer's eyes and a struggle ensued near the rear of the police vehicle. 

A second officer was also on scene and immediately tried to help in restraining Jabbari. Michigan State Police said within only two to three seconds of opening the passenger door of the police vehicle, several shots were fired and the second officer was hit, as well as the suspect. 

Jabbari was pronounced dead at the scene. We're told he was a pharmacist and a Ferris State University graduate.

Investigators said during the struggle, the arresting officer shot the suspect multiple times, resulting in his death. One of the bullets fired by the arresting officer struck the second officer in the upper arm. The bullet went through his bicep and out the other side. 

>>Click here for police dispatch audio of the incident<<

Both officers were taken to the hospital where they were treated and later released.

Those officers were identified as Glen Hill and Brent Pinter.

The Saginaw County Prosecutor’s Office said the officer that killed Jabbari was acting to preserve his own life and didn't have time to formulate any criminal intent.

"We've made a determination that there was no criminal wrongdoing in this matter," Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Christopher Boyd said.

Both officers were on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. Pussehl announced Friday, Sept. 1 that Pinter will return to full-time work on Monday, Sept. 4. 

Hill will continue to be off work while he recovers from his injuries, Pussehl said. 

For our previous coverage, click here.

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