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Michigan State Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Luce County

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NEWBERRY, MI--   A Luce County deputy was involved in a shooting early Tuesday morning.

Michigan State Police from the Sault Ste. Marie Post say the deputy was investigating a possible breaking and entering at the Newberry Water and Light Plant when he saw a suspicious vehicle in the area. The deputy made contact with the driver, who appeared to be under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.

The driver wouldn’t provide his driver’s license or registration, and when he reached into his pocket the deputy tried to stop him. The suspect struck the officer several times in the face and sped off with the deputy still partially inside, dragging him a short distance. The deputy was able to draw his gun and fired shots at the driver, who fled the scene.

The suspect was located Tuesday afternoon and is in custody.

No names or further details are being released at this time.  

Nicole was born near Detroit but has lived in the U.P. most of her life. She graduated from Marquette Senior High School and attended Michigan State and Northern Michigan Universities, graduating from NMU in 1993 with a degree in English.