Suspect with gun shot by officer after attempting to run

Kent County officer-involved shooting update

GAINES TOWNSHIP, MICH. - A suspect with a gun was shot in the arm after trying to run from authorities in Gaines Township on Friday evening.

Just after 7 p.m., a Kent County Sheriff's deputy on patrol stopped a car on 76th Street SW, east of Division Avenue. There were two people inside of the vehicle when an officer noticed some suspicious activity. The officer asked the passenger -- who can be identified as 26-year-old Cordero Eugene Barnes, based on jail records -- to step out of the vehicle and noticed that person had a gun.

According to a press release from sheriff's department, a fight took place between the deputy and Barnes. The deputy shot two rounds from his gun, striking Barnes once in the arm -- the second round struck an empty building.

After being shot, Barnes attempted to run away but was apprehended a short distance later and placed into custody.

On Saturday, Aug. 19, Barnes was booked in the Kent County Jail. Jail records show he has several felony convictions in Kent and Sagniaw counties, including two for weapon offenses. He was discharged from Michigan Department of Corrections in April 2017.

The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave and according to officials, Wyoming Department of Public Safety will handle the investigation of the shooting.

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

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