Trooper and suspect hurt in shooting following traffic stop in Niles

Posted at 2:41 AM, Oct 07, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-07 07:14:33-04

NILES, Mich. — Michigan State Police say a Niles trooper and a suspect were both hurt in a shooting following a traffic stop.

MSP says the stop happened around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday on 9th St. between Regent and Main St. in the City of Niles.

They say the trooper stopped the car for failure to stop at a stop sign. Two people were in the car.

It was discovered the driver was had a suspended license. While the driver was detained, the passenger was asked to get out of the car. When that happened, MSP says a struggle ensued.

Shots were fired by both the trooper and the passenger.

MSP says the trooper was shot in the leg. The passenger is in serious condition. Investigators are withholding the identity of the passenger right now.

The 6th District Incident Response Team is leading the investigation, along with the Grand Rapids Lab for scene processing. It is department protocol for an outside district to lead the investigation, according to MSP.