BERRIEN COUNTY, MI—A state police trooper and suspect suffered gunshot wounds in a shooting during a traffic stop late Wednesday.
The three-year trooper, assigned to the Niles post, is in stable condition. The shooting suspect is in serious condition.
The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. on Ninth Street between Regent and Main streets in the City of Niles.
The trooper had stopped the driver of a Nissan for failure to stop at a stop sign. After the driver was arrested for a suspended license, the trooper made contact with a passenger.
The passenger got out of the vehicle at the trooper’s request before a struggle ensued and shots were fired by the passenger and trooper, state police said.
Both were injured by gunshots. The trooper suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.
The state police 6th District Incident Response Team is investigating as an outside state police district.
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