BURTON, Mich. (AP) — Two police officers were shot Tuesday in Genesee County during a “violent confrontation” with a gunman who was killed after a chase on foot, authorities said.
One of the injured officers, a sheriff’s deputy, was in critical condition while a Burton officer was in fair condition, Sheriff Chris Swanson said.READ MORE: Victim Runs Into Hotel After Being Struck By Gunfire
The incident occurred around 2 p.m. in Burton, a few miles east of Flint. Swanson said it began when police responded to a call about a man with a gun.
“A foot chase ensued. There was a point where there was a violent confrontation,” the sheriff said. “The deputy was shot. The Burton officer was shot. … The suspect is dead on scene.”READ MORE: Belle Isle Park Reopens Giant Slide Friday
The officers were shot after the suspect struggled while trying to climb a fence, prosecutor David Leyton said.
The officers returned gunfire, killing the man.
“Today is a pretty rough day for all of us,” Burton Mayor Duane Haskins said.MORE NEWS: Woodward Dream Cruise Kicks Off This Weekend: What To Know
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