State Police Identify Suspect in Trooper ShootingContact: F/Lt. Dale Hinz, Public Information Officer, 269-209-2851
January 25, 2018
The Michigan State Police (MSP) has identified the suspect in yesterday’s shooting of two MSP troopers, as 62-year-old David Kidney of Union City, Mich.
At approximately 11:15 a.m. on Jan. 24, personnel from the MSP Marshall Post were executing a search warrant related to a cold case investigation at 595 Francisco Road in Union City when they came under fire from Kidney. The officers were attempting to take cover when D/Sgt. Aaron Steensma was shot in the chest and Tpr. Daniel Thayer was shot in the chest and hand. The round that struck Thayer in the chest was stopped by his ballistic vest. All MSP personnel were wearing body armor at the time of the incident.
An autopsy was conducted on Kidney this morning in Grand Rapids. The preliminary results show Kidney’s cause of death to be a single gunshot wound that was sustained while exchanging gunfire with troopers.
Steensma remains in serious but stable condition today at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
No further details are available for release at this time, as the investigation is still ongoing.