Michigan State Police officers shot in Branch County; suspect dead

Michigan State Police officers shot in Branch County; suspect dead

Union Township - A Michigan State Police detective and a trooper were shot Wednesday morning, officials said.

Two MSP Troopers were shot while serving a warrant downstate.

According to Michigan State Police, a detective sergeant and a trooper announced their presence before entering the residence.

They attempted to take cover when one of the Troopers, Detective Sergeant Aaron Steensma was shot in the chest and trooper Daniel Thayer was shot in the chest and hand.

'Thanks to the quick actions of troopers at the scene and the excellent medical attention he received from ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital, West Michigan Air Care, and the trauma team at Borgess Medical Center, D/Sergeant Steensma is doing remarkably well for the seriousness of his injury, ' Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said. Thayer's hand was grazed and the bullet hit him square in the chest and was stopped by his vest.

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Lt. Dale Hinz said that he didn't know if the troopers fired shots during the incident.

He said the suspected gunman was found deceased outside of a residence in Union Township, a few miles south of Union City shortly after 2:15 p.m. on January 24.

Our CBS affiliate WWMT is now reporting that the suspect is dead, but it's unclear how that person died.

The attorney general's office said Wednesday that the grand jury concluded its deliberations January 10 and decided against indicting the trooper who fired.

Katherine Lam is a breaking and trending news digital producer for Fox News.

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