MSP: Trooper, suspect shot during traffic stop in Niles


NILES, Mich. (WOOD) — A Michigan State Police trooper and a suspect were both hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop in Niles Wednesday night.

State police said around 10:30 p.m. the trooper pulled over a vehicle on 9th Street between Regent and Main streets after the driver did not stop at a stop sign.

The driver was arrested without incident for having a suspended license. After the trooper asked the passenger to get out of the vehicle, there was a struggle then both fired shots, according to MSP.

Both were injured and taken to the hospital. The trooper, a three-year veteran with the department, is in stable condition. The suspect is in serious condition, state police said.

The names of those involved have not yet been released.

The incident remains under investigation.

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