MSP: Drive-by shooting suspect stabs K-9 before being arrested

Drive-by shooter tries to stab police dog

REYNOLDS TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A suspect in an overnight drive-by shooting tried to stab a police K-9 before being taken into custody, Michigan State Police say.

The shooting happened around 3:50 a.m. on Howard City/Edmore Road in Reynolds Township. 

Police say while they were on scene investigating, the victim in the shooting was getting text messages from the suspect and police were able to determine the suspect was at a gas station in Howard City.

According to a news release from MSP, troopers found the the suspect's vehicle and tried to pull them over, but the they took off. Police began to pursue them, but the chase ended a few miles away where two suspects ran off into a wooded area behind a house.

An MSP K-9 unit was brought to the wooded area to try and track the suspects down. Police say, one of the suspects tried to stab the K-9 with a pocket knife, but was tased and arrested.

The K-9 suffered a small cut. 

Troopers did recovered the gun used in the shooting and say the serial number had been removed.

The two suspects were taken to the Montcalm County jail on several felony charges -- their names are being withheld until after their arraignments. 

►Make it easy to keep up to date with more stories like this. Download the WZZM 13 app now.

April Stevens is a multi-platform producer at WZZM 13. Have a news tip? Email news@wzzm13.com, visit our Facebook page or Twitter.

© 2017 WZZM-TV


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment