Break-in suspect shot by Midland police was 16
Midland – Authorities say a vehicle break-in suspect shot by an officer in mid-Michigan was 16 and used a recently stolen gun to shoot at the officer.
Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Dave Kaiser says both suspects in the vehicle break-ins in Midland were 16 and from that area.
Midland police say the gun pointed at the officer was reported stolen from a vehicle in Midland on Sunday.
The name of the dead teen hasn’t been released.
Kaiser says the suspects split up when officers responded to the vehicle break-ins about 1:40 a.m. Monday. Police say one fired shots while being chased and the officer returned fire.
The officer wasn’t injured. Police say the other break-in suspect was arrested.
The officer is identified as a 19-year veteran of the department and has been placed on paid administrative leave. The results of an investigation by state police are expected to be reviewed by prosecutors.
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