State Trooper Shot During Traffic Stop in Lake Township

Contact: MSP Houghton Lake Post 989-422-5103

July 13, 2018

The Michigan State Police (MSP) is confirming that a Houghton Lake Post trooper was shot at approximately 1:30 p.m. this afternoon during a traffic stop in Lake Township in Missaukee County.

The preliminary investigation indicates the trooper stopped a vehicle occupied by three individuals (two males and a female). One male fled from the vehicle and began firing upon the trooper, and the trooper returned fire.

The trooper was struck several times. He was conscious and alert when transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening gunshot injuries. The gunman is deceased.

The other two occupants, who remained in the vehicle, are in custody. The incident remains under investigation.

The involved trooper is not being identified at this time.