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One suspect charged, another still at large after police chase, shooting that injured Muskegon Heights officer Saturday night

When the car failed to stop for the officer, a police chase ensued. The suspects began firing shots at the officer and his cruiser.

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. — A Muskegon Heights man faces two felony weapons charges in connection to a shooting that injured a Muskegon Heights Police officer.

Muskegon County Jail records show Michael Deshawn Curry was arrested late Saturday. He's one of two suspects police were searching for after a Muskegon Heights officer's car was fired upon. 

Curry is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and felony firearm and carrying a concealed weapon. He's charged as a habitual offender - fourth offense. Curry is expected to be formally arraigned on the charges Tuesday afternoon in Muskegon County District Court. 

The shooting happened along Hackley Avenue between Fifth and Ninth streets shortly after 9 p.m.  Muskegon Heights Police Chief Maurice Sain says the officer attempted to pull over a car for disobeying road closed signs  

A second suspect has been identified, but police are still searching for the individual. Investigators are working to determine which of the two suspects in the fleeing vehicle fired at the officer. 

Muskegon County Prosecutor D.J. Hilson said Tuesday there will be additional charges coming in the next few weeks.

Credit: Muskegon County Jail
Michael Deshawn Curry

When the car failed to stop for the officer, a police chase ensued. Within moments of the radio call to dispatch, police say the occupants of the car began shooting at the officer.

The officer's car was hit by gunfire during the pursuit. The car reached 8th Street and Delano Avenue when the suspects began firing more shots.

Police say the officer received injuries from the gunfire that were non-life-threatening. He drove himself to a nearby hospital where he was treated.

Chief Sain says the officer had a shrapnel injury to his left arm and a minor injury to his cheek. He has since been released from the hospital.

North Muskegon, Muskegon Heights and Michigan State Police were at the scene Saturday night. Officers set a large perimeter around the area. Armed officers were searching the area with K-9s.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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