UPDATED AT 6:45AM, 4/11/24

Lansing Police say two of their own were shot by a suspect who had wrestled a firearm away from an investigating detective on Wednesday.

The shootings happened shortly before noon on Wednesday (April 10) near the intersection of West Holmes Road and Simken Drive, just east of Pleasant Grove Road.

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A statement from the Lansing Police Department says that detectives were conducting a follow-up on a violent crime that occurred earlier in the week.

Detectives requested assistance from two uniformed patrol officers in patrol cars to conduct a traffic stop on the suspect. After several minutes of speaking with the suspect outside of the vehicle, officers attempted to place him in custody. The suspect attempted to flee on foot and a struggle ensued. During the struggle, the suspect disarmed a detective and discharged the firearm striking two police officers. One of the officers returned gunfire striking the suspect.

Both officers and the suspect were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment. Neither the officers' nor the suspect's injuries are considered to be life-threatening, according to Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee. Names of those involved and police bodycam footage are expected to be released later.

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Michigan State Police are now investigating, as is protocol whenever there's a shooting that involves officers from a municipal department. Officers who fired their weapons are now on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation - also a matter of protocol.

This article will be updated as new information becomes available.

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