Man killed in gunfight with MSP troopers identified
Union Township, Mich. – Michigan State Police have identified the man who was killed in a gunfight that also left two troopers injured.
Police say preliminary results from an autopsy Thursday showed 62-year-old David Kidney of Union City died of a single gunshot wound sustained while exchanging gunfire with troopers.
Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma and Trooper Daniel Thayer were executing a search warrant when they were shot Wednesday morning in Union Township, south of Battle Creek. Steensma was struck in the chest and remained in serious but stable condition Thursday at a hospital. Thayer suffered a grazing would to his hand but his ballistic vest stopped a slug that struck his chest.
Police say the two troopers were trying to take cover when Kidney shot them. The warrant was from a cold case investigation.