Driver of stolen car killed by Ionia Co. deputy in Eaton Co.


UPDATE: 5/18/2021 @ 9:32 a.m. (WLNS)– A driver of a stolen vehicle has died, following a shooting involving an Ionia County Sheriff’s deputy.

According to Michigan State Police, around 5:30 a.m. the deputy attempted to stop astolen vehicle in Ionia, which lead to a chase. That chase went through Clinton County and in to Eaton.

The chase came to an end Charlotte Street in Mulliken with some type of crash. Shots were then fired, and the man driving the stolen vehicle was killed. The deputy was not injured.

Police say the deputy was working alone at the time of the incident. At some point, an officer from the city of Portland joined the chase and may have witnessed the shooting.

It’s not clear if the suspect fired shot at police, or the exact timeline following the crash.

There is no danger to the public.

The identity of the suspect is not being released at this time.

Michigan State Police will continue to investigate, their findings will be turned over to the Eaton County Prosecutors Office for review. The deputy involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation is concluded.

MULLILKEN, Mich. (WLNS)— An Ionia County Sheriff’s deputy was involved in a critical incident early Wednesday morning.

According to a tweet from Michigan State Police, it happened around 5:30 a.m. in the 200 block of Charlotte Street of Mulliken. That’s in Eaton County near Grand Ledge.

There is noticeable damage to the Ionia County Sheriff’s deputies vehicle.

6 News sister station WOOD-TV says police aren’t saying anything at this time, but a spokesperson will speak to the media at some time today.

6 News has a team heading to the area, and will continue to provide updates.

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