Police Pursuit and Officer Involved Shooting
On October 23rd 2021 at 9:09 PM an Officer from the Muskegon Heights Police Department was attempting to stop a vehicle in the area of 9th and Barney for a traffic violation. The vehicle failed to stop for the officer and a vehicle pursuit was called out by radio. Within moments of calling out the pursuit, the officer was fired upon from the fleeing vehicle. The officer’s cruiser was struck by gun fire during the pursuit. When the pursuit reached the area of 8th and Delano the officer was fired upon again and received injuries from the shots.
Officers from other Law Enforcement Departments and Agencies arrived in the area and located the vehicle that was fleeing from the original Muskegon Heights Officer. Officers from Muskegon PD, Muskegon Township PD, Muskegon County Sheriffs Dept., Norton Shores PD, Fruitport PD, North Muskegon PD, Roosevelt Park PD, and the Michigan State Police responded to the area to assist.
The officer was treated and released from the hospital after receiving non-life-threatening injuries.
The Michigan State Police have been called in to handle the investigation of the Officer Involved Shooting.
The Muskegon Heights Police Department would like to thank its Law Enforcement Partners for their assistance and support during this incident. The release of further details and information will be coordinated between the Michigan State Police and the Muskegon Heights Police Department.