FLINT, MI – The MIchigan State Police is investigating a critical incident that involved a Trooper from the Flint Post.
That incident took place on Saturday March 13th, 2021, at approximately 11:14 pm. Troopers attempted to stop a vehicle near Brownell Blvd and Pasadena Ave for a traffic violation. A 24-year-old Flint man exited the vehicle from the rear seat of the drivers side armed with a firearm. He began to run away from the troopers. Troopers saw the firearm and ordered the man to drop the weapon. The suspect continued to run from the Troopers. As he fled, he fired the weapon towards the officers as they pursued him. One trooper fired his weapon and the suspect was struck. He was taken into custody and first aid was immediately rendered to him. He was transported to a local area hospital where he was treated and listed in good condition.
The suspect vehicle fled the scene but was located within a few hours.
The investigation is ongoing. The investigative reports will be submitted to the Genesee County Prosecutors Office for review.
The involved trooper has been with MSP for the past two years. Detectives from outside of the district are conducting the investigation. The trooper is on administrative leave per department protocol as the investigation proceeds.