SUPERIOR TWP., MI – A Washtenaw County sheriff’s deputy was shot while responding to a domestic dispute Wednesday.
The officer was taken to the hospital in stable condition.
Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office Spokesman Derrick Jackson said officers were called around 2:11 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, to a felonious assault complaint at Prospect Pointe East in Superior Township and began taking fire almost immediately upon arrival.
“Something happened and one of the neighbors pulled out a weapon and started firing,” Jackson said.
That neighbor appears to be the one now barricaded in the home, Jackson said, noting he was unsure if anyone else was in the home with the alleged suspect or what condition he is in. Jackson said he did not believe anyone else was shot during the initial felonious assault.
A Crisis Negotiation Team was attempting to make contact with the alleged shooter.
The officer, who was not identified, was described by Jackson as being part of the sheriff’s office “for quite some time.”
As of 4 p.m. Wednesday, the sheriff’s office was advising people to stay inside in the area bordered by North Prospect Road, Geddes Road, East Clark Road and North Harris until further notice.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.