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Breaking: Suspect who shot Michigan police officer in the face during traffic stop arrested after shootout


Joshua Rosebush. Credit: Michigan State Police.

Update: Following a shootout, the suspect wanted in the shooting of a Saginaw Township police officer is now in custody.

29-year-old Joshua Rosebush again opened fire on officers as they closed in on his vehicle at approximately 1:00 p.m. today in Shiawassee County, according to Michigan State Police.

State police returned fire, striking Rosebush. His condition has been reported as “alive,” and at a hospital.

The officer who he shot in the jaw overnight has also been identified as Saginaw Township Police Officer Jeff Koenig.


A Saginaw Township Police Officer is in critical condition after being shot in the face during a 2:00 a.m. traffic stop.

The officer was approaching the vehicle when he was shot. The suspect then fled the scene.

No description has been given of the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle.

Police Chief Don Pussehl said this may have been the first time an officer with Saginaw PD has been shot during a traffic stop.

Authorities are asking that anyone with information related to the incident call Saginaw Township Police.

Pussehl told WNEM that they do have a description of the suspect, but they won’t release it to the media until they have verified it.

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