Suspect dies after being shot by Michigan State Police trooper following chase in Van Buren Township

Posted at 1:32 PM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-01 23:01:17-04

The suspect who was shot by a Michigan State Police trooper following a chase has died, 7 Action News has learned.

Police have identified him as Richard Parent, of Flat Rock.

According to police, the trooper pulled over Parent for a routine seat belt violation. Parent complained that he was a sovereign citizen, refused to comply and then took off.

The chase went through different neighborhoods and eventually turned into a foot chase before the suspect was shot in the side

During the incident, one trooper ended up with a broken thumb.