FLINT (WWJ) – State Police say a trooper was treated and released from Flint’s Hurley Medical Center after being shot early Wednesday morning.

The trooper was chasing a 34-year-old Flint man involved in a fight about 12:20 a.m., near a north Flint party store. The suspect stopped and fired one shot, hitting the trooper in his abdomen, just below his bullet proof vest. State Police did not fire any shots at the suspect.

The suspect, wanted on two felony warrants, was captured about an hour after the shooting. Genesee County prosecutors are considering charges against the man who remains in the Genesee County Jail.

It is the second shooting in less than month wounding a Michigan State Police trooper. A trooper from the Bridgeport post was shot during a traffic stop on Saginaw’s east side March 23.

That trooper is recovering.

The gunman in the Saginaw shooting was killed when troopers returned his gunfire.


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