MASON COUNTY, Mich – A Michigan State Police Trooper from the Hart Post was shot Monday evening during an attempted traffic stop at North Custer Road and East Townline Road in Free Soil, which is northeast of Ludington in Mason County.
Michigan State Police Lt. Chris McIntire says it happened around 6:20 and a passerby found the trooper shortly after he was shot.
The trooper, who is a veteran of the force, was taken to the hospital. As of late Monday evening he was in critical condition.
Around 8:30 p.m., two suspects were located at the Dublin Store in Manistee County, Lt. McIntire says gunfire was exchanged there and one of the suspects was wounded. Lt. McIntire says both suspects were taken into custody and he doesn’t believe the suspects’ injuries were critical.
There were several surrounding agencies that responded to both scenes. Lt. McIntire said they will have an update on the investigation at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday.