MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police in Muskegon Heights are looking for a suspect after an officer was shot in the arm Saturday afternoon.
Muskegon Heights Police Chief Joseph Thomas said the officer was shot in the arm while responding to a call at the East Park Manor apartments around 4 p.m. Saturday.
Witnesses said they saw a police officer trying to catch a suspect near Dyson Street when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer.
Police say the officer’s injuries are not life-threatening.
Officers believed they had found the suspect, Thomas said, and authorities surrounded a home on the 2300 block of Jarman Street, south of E. Hackley Avenue, around 5 p.m.
For hours, they surrounded the house, using a loudspeaker to order the suspect to come out of the home with his hands up and tell him they weren’t leaving.
But after more than 14 hours of waiting, officers discovered that the suspect was not inside the house.
Thomas does not believe the public is in danger.
Authorities believe they know the identity of the suspect and are actively looking for that person.