Man shot by police after fleeing them, 45-minute standoff

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Posted at 9:18 AM, Mar 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-06 09:18:59-05

JACKSON, Mich. (AP) — An armed man who fled officers in southern Michigan before they caught up with him was shot by police early Saturday after a 45-minute standoff, authorities said.

The 33-year-old Cement City man was taken to a Jackson-area hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said.

The incident began with a domestic violence complaint at a Meijer store, police said. The man fled the store before officers arrived.

Officers later spotted his vehicle and pursued it until it broke down around 3 a.m. The man tried to steal another vehicle, but officers from several agencies set up a perimeter and found the man armed with a handgun. The standoff ensued.

No law enforcement officers were injured.

Seven officers from Michigan State Police and local law enforcement agencies were placed on administrative leave after the shooting.