BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) - A Battle Creek police officer is on administrative leave afterallegedly shooting a man accused of breaking into a home.
Joseph Jeremy Johnson, 24, was shot after police say he refusedto cooperate as they tried to detain him near the scene.
Officers responded around 2 a.m. Wednesday to the 100 block ofRittenhouse Avenue. Police did not specify details of the robbery,but said as they investigated they spotted Johnson in his vehiclenearby.
Johnson got out of his vehicle while holding a firearm.
Police said in a news release they ordered several times for theBattle Creek resident not to move, but he refused and started torun away. That is when one of the officers shot at Johnson, hittinghim.
Johnson was taken into custody about a block away. He was thentransported to a hospital for treatment to non-life-threateninginjuries.
He is accused of home invasion, attempted murder, felonyfirearm, felon in possession of a firearm, CCW and three charges offelonious assault.
The officer, whose name has not been released, is a 15-yearveteran of the Battle Creek Police Department.
His department and Michigan State Police continue toinvestigate.
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