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Man Fatally Shot After Opening Fire On Michigan Deputies, Shooting One

Brown City, MI – Officials have released more details about what led up to the shooting of a Lapeer County sheriff’s deputy on Wednesday that left the suspect dead.

The preliminary investigation into the incident showed that it began at about 9:22 a.m. on March 9 at a residence located on Willis Road near Brown City Road in Brown City, the Detroit News reported.

Michigan State Police (MSP) said two Lapeer County sheriff’s deputies and a sheriff’s detective had gone to the residence to serve a felony warrant on 47-year-old Robert Charles Raymond.

Raymond was wanted for felony criminal sexual conduct, according to the Detroit News.

The homeowner answered the door when the deputies arrived and invited them inside to search the residence.

But when they went to open the door of a detached outbuilding, Raymond opened fire on them and shot one of the deputies multiple times, the Detroit News reported.

The second deputy returned fire and fatally shot the gunman.

Both deputies were transported to Marlette Regional Hospital for treatment, WZZM reported.

Then the wounded deputy was airlifted to trauma center at Hurley Medical Center in Flint, The County Press reported.

The deputy who was shot was treated for life-threatening injuries and was in stable condition in the hospital on Thursday.

Officials said the second deputy was not shot but was treated for other non-life-threatening injuries sustained during the incident, WZZM reported.

He was released from the hospital later the same night.

Officials have not yet released the identities of the wounded deputies.

Michigan State Police are heading up the investigation into the deputy-involved shooting, The County Press reported.

Troopers received help at the scene from the Lapeer County Sheriff’s Office, MSP Traffic Crash Reconstruction, MSP Aviation, MSP Forensic Laboratory, the Brown City Area Fire Department, Lapeer County EMS, and the Lapeer County Victim Services Unit.

Brown City is located in both Lapeer and Sanilac Counties, about 40 miles northeast of Flint, WZZM reported.

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Sandy Malone

Managing Editor - Twitter/@SandyMalone_ - Prior to joining The Police Tribune, Sandy wrote the Politics.Net column for the Wall Street Journal and was managing editor of Campaigns & Elections magazine. More recently, she was an internationally-syndicated columnist for Conde Nast (BRIDES), The Huffington Post, and Monsters and Critics. Sandy is married to a retired police captain and former SWAT commander.

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