Mich. officer shot in face, suspect captured after shootout

The officer was shot in the face and shoulder during a traffic stop, but managed to race back to his car to radio for help


By PoliceOne Staff

SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. — An hours-long manhunt for a suspect who shot an officer in the face during a traffic stop ended Tuesday afternoon.

Police took 29-year-old Joshua Michael Rosebush, the suspect in the shooting of Saginaw Township officer Jeff Koenig, into custody after a brief pursuit and shootout, ABC News reports.

Rosebush shot at officers as they attempted to arrest him. They returned fire and wounded the suspect, who was taken to a hospital. No officers were hurt in the gunfire exchange. 

Koenig, a 16-year veteran officer,  was shot in the face and shoulder, but managed to race back to his vehicle to radio for help. He is currently in critical but stable condition. 

 

LIVE: Update on Saginaw Township police officer shooting.

Posted by ABC12: Your Trusted Source! WJRT-TV on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

 

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