Suspect hospitalized after police shooting

Authorities say little about Thursday night incident

MARQUETTE — Troopers from the Michigan State Police were involved with a shooting in Skandia Township Thursday evening.

Police say that at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday, troopers were attempting to arrest a male suspect wanted on a felony warrant during a traffic stop at the intersection of U.S. 41 and Marquette County Road 456 in Skandia Township when the shooting occurred.

Troopers at the scene performed first aid on the suspect before he was transported to UP Health System-Marquette to be treated for his injuries.

No troopers were injured during the incident.

Michigan State Police 8th District public information officer Lt. Mark Giannunzio says that the suspect remains in custody and is in critical but stable condition at UPHS.

The Michigan State Police 7th District Response Team from the northern Lower Peninsula is handling the investigation into the shooting, as another district is required to investigate trooper-involved shootings.

Once the investigation is complete, all information will be sent to the Marquette County Prosecutor’s Office.

Giannunzio says that no further information will be released about the suspect or the shooting until he is arraigned after he has recovered from his injuries.

Further information will be forthcoming from the MSP at that time, he said.

The incident is the second officer-involved shooting in the Upper Peninsula since the beginning of August, after an incident in Chippewa County last month left a suspect dead and a United States Marshal deputy injured after a special operation to rescue two children.

Randy Crouch can be reached at 906-228-2500, ext. 542. His email address is rcrouch@miningjournal.net.


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