Trooper, another person shot during stop in SW Michigan

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NILES, Mich. (AP) — A struggle between a state trooper and a vehicle passenger led to a shooting that injured both during a traffic stop in southwestern Michigan, authorities said Thursday.

The shooting occurred Wednesday night in Niles in Berrien County.

After arresting a driver for a suspended license, the trooper asked a passenger to get out of the vehicle, state police said.

“Once out of the (vehicle) a struggle ensued and shots were fired by the passenger and trooper. Both were injured,” state police said.

The passenger was in serious condition at a hospital while the trooper was in stable condition, state police said.

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