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Michigan State Police Trooper Shot During Undercover Narcotics Operation, Search For Gunman Underway

Detroit, MI – A manhunt is underway for the gunman who shot an undercover Michigan State Police (MSP) trooper early Tuesday morning, according to police.

The MSP said the male trooper was conducting surveillance as part of an undercover narcotics operation when an unidentified gunman opened fire on him in the 14000-block of Riverview at about 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 27.

Investigators said the gunfire might have come from above – possibly through a second-story window, WJBK reported.

The trooper was rushed to Sinai Grace Hospital in critical condition.

He is a 10-year veteran of the MSP, according to the news outlet.

Police have not released any further details about his injuries.

Law enforcement officers swarmed the area in the wake of the attack and began searching for the suspect with the help of bomb squads, K9 units, and aviation units, WJBK reported.

“Members of the Emergency Support Team are attempting to make contact with any suspects located in the building from where the shots may have been fired,” the MSP said. “We are reminding residents to stay in their homes.”

MSP lieutenant Mike Shaw said that keeping people off of the streets in the area is a priority while the suspect remains at large.

“We’re asking residents to stay barricaded at home. Don’t come out, don’t try to see what’s going on because we are just aren’t sure where he is,” Lt. Shaw told WJBK. “And since he’s already fired at us, it’s probably not likely that he’s not going to fire at somebody walking through that neighborhood.”

Police said they are working to secure a search warrant for the apartment complex as they continue to evacuate residents.

“We are still asking residents to stay inside, unless contacted by police, as we continue to make sure the complex is safe,” the MSP said.

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Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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