Updated: Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010, 2:54 PM EDT
Published : Wednesday, 14 Jul 2010, 1:18 PM EDT
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) - A Battle Creek police officer is on administrative leave after allegedly shooting a man accused of breaking into a home.
Joseph Jeremy Johnson, 24, was shot after police say he refused to cooperate as they tried to detain him near the scene.
Officers responded around 2 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block of Rittenhouse Avenue. Police did not specify details of the robbery, but said as they investigated they spotted Johnson in his vehicle nearby.
Johnson got out of his vehicle while holding a firearm.
Police said in a news release they ordered several times for the Battle Creek resident not to move, but he refused and started to run away. That is when one of the officers shot at Johnson, hitting him.
Johnson was taken into custody about a block away. He was then transported to a hospital for treatment to non-life-threatening injuries.
He is accused of home invasion, attempted murder, felony firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, CCW and three charges of felonious assault.
The officer, whose name has not been released, is a 15-year veteran of the Battle Creek Police Department.
His department and Michigan State Police continue to investigate.