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Police identify suspect shot, killed after hostage situation in Barry County

Two members of the fugitive team fired multiple shots, hitting and killing the suspect.
Credit: MDOC

BARRY COUNTY, Mich. — The Michigan State Police 1st District Fugitive Team shot and killed one man in Barry County Wednesday morning.

Police say they were tracking the 40-year-old male parole absconder and his female passenger in their car around 10 a.m. on the 9200 block of Lindsey Road.

Police have identified that man as Steven David Schuman­­n of Hastings.

When officers approached the suspect vehicle, Schumann produced an edged weapon and it became a hostage situation.

Two members of the fugitive team fired multiple shots, hitting and killing the suspect. According to MSP, the female passenger was injured in the incident, but information about her condition is currently unknown. ­­

According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Schumann did have a lengthy record. His past offences included Forgery, Retail Fraud – 1st Degree, Stolen Property, and Police Officer – Assault/Resist/Obstruct.

*Editors note: The suspect's identity was previously misidentified as David Schuman­­n by the Michigan State Police. MSP has updated and corrected their report, and have identified the suspect as Steven David Schuman­­n. 

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