WYOMING, Mich. (WWJ/AP) – An officer is recovering and a suspect is in custody after a police shooting near Grand Rapids.
Police say the situation unfolded Thursday afternoon when officers responded to a report of a domestic dispute in the town of Wyoming.
Wyoming police Chief James Carmody said that a man in his 30s shot one officer after a woman was taken to safety from the home. A neighbor told the WOOD-TV that his wife watched it all unfold from their home window.
“The guy was walking down the street, there was a police car sitting in front of our house and she said the guy just pulled out a rifle and started shooting. He shot the windows out of … the cop car,” he said.
Becky Buist told the TV station that she was driving home when the incident occurred.
“Right in front of my house … there was a fire truck and he was just sitting there and all of the sudden he went down and blocked the road and then the ambulances came from both sides and then I heard tons of shots,” said Buist.
Carmody told The Grand Rapids Press the shooter fled, firing as he ran through the neighborhood. The chief says officers returned fire, striking the suspect.
The officer returned home to his family Thursday night after undergoing surgery at Mercy Health St. Mary’s.
The chief says the suspect was seriously injured, and Grand Rapids and state police are guarding him at a hospital.
The newspaper says one of the suspect’s shots entered a home and caused very minor injuries to a resident.
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