Kentwood officers receive medical treatment after alleged assault

KENTWOOD, Mich. - Kentwood Police say two officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries Thursday afternoon, after they got into a fight with a man they tried to take into custody.

The location was along 44th Street, between Division Avenue and Roger B. Chaffee Boulevard.

Captain Bryan Litwin tells FOX 17 in an email that officers were dispatched to Countryside Townhouses around 2:15 p.m. after receiving a third-party call about a possible domestic assault. Police showed up at the home and made verbal contact with a male and a female at the address given by the third party.

"The male suspect walked outside, and when the officers attempted to detain and identify him a fight started.  Two officers were injured and the suspect fled on foot."

The officers were released from the hospital after being treated for unspecified injuries.

Kentwood Police say they were told by witnesses that the suspect was picked up by someone in a car that then left the area. "When other officers went to the residence, the female had left."

Grand Rapids Police officers assisted the Kentwood Police with checking out some addresses in Grand Rapids for the suspect, who still has not been located by police.

"The Kentwood Detective Bureau is investigating this case. We anticipate releasing more information late (Friday) morning," says Captain Litwin.


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