Suspect killed in shooting involving deputy near Wayland

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TWP OF SALEM. – Authorities say a suspect was killed in a shooting involving a deputy in northern Allegan County on Thursday, June 16.

The incident happened shortly after 10 p.m. on 26th Street near 136th Avenue in Salem Township, northwest of Wayland.

Allegan County Sheriff Frank Baker said a deputy stopped a vehicle during a traffic stop and then the shooting happened. The suspect was killed. Baker said the suspect was the only person inside the vehicle.

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The deputy was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but Baker noted that the deputy’s injuries were not life threatening.

“When he was on the scene, other response units, EMS and first responders were able to talk to him,” Baker said. “At this time, we are in the early stages of the investigation.”

No additional information was released Friday morning, including what led to the shooting or the name of the suspect.

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The Michigan State Police is handling the investigation, which is standard procedure.

This article originally appeared on The Holland Sentinel: Suspect killed in shooting involving deputy near Wayland

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