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State police detective, trooper wounded in MI, suspect identified

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Source: WWMT - photographer Zach Lawler Source: WWMT - photographer Zach Lawler
BRANCH COUNTY, Mich. (WNEM) -

The Michigan State Police Department has identified the suspect in Wednesday’s shooting of two MSP troopers as 62-year-old David Kidney of Union City.

Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma and Trooper Daniel Thayer were shot about 11:15 a.m. Wednesday in Union Township, south of Battle Creek, while executing a search warrant in a cold case investigation.

Police say they were trying to take cover outside a home after the suspect pointed a long gun at them. Steensma was struck in the chest and remains in serious condition at a hospital. Thayer suffered a grazing wound to his hand. Thayer's ballistic vest stopped a slug that struck his chest area.

Kidney was fatally shot, and preliminary results from an autopsy showed he died of a single gunshot wound that was sustained while exchanging gunfire with troopers.

No further details have been released.

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