Man slain, trooper wounded during traffic stop shootout

July 13, 2018

LAKE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A man has been shot to death after wounding a state police trooper during a traffic stop and shootout in northern Michigan.

Police say a preliminary investigation shows that the trooper pulled over a vehicle occupied by two men and one woman about 1:30 p.m. Friday in Missaukee County’s Lake Township, southeast of Traverse City.

One of the men ran from the vehicle and fired shots at the trooper. The trooper returned fire, killing the man.

The trooper suffered several gunshot wounds. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The second man and woman remained in the vehicle during the shooting and have been arrested.

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