Deputies respond to welfare check, take cover after shots ring out

SUMMIT TWP, (WLNS) – A suspect in Jackson began firing shots at Jackson County deputies early Saturday morning, while they were responding to the 500 block of 18th Street in Summit Township for a welfare check of a veteran.

According to a statement from Jackson County Sheriff Steve Rand, no deputies were injured and the veteran was later found to be fine.

Just before 3:30 a.m., the Veteran’s Administration contacted Jackson County 911, requesting a welfare check on a man who called the VA administration, reporting that he was suicidal. The VA said the last known address for the man was in the 500 block of 18th Street.

When deputies arrived on scene, they heard a series of shots ring out from a wooded area in close proximity to the deputies. The deputies took cover and requested assistance from Blackman Public Safety, Michigan State Police, and City of Jackson Police.

The area was cordoned off and searched. Police did not find the shooter. Deputies did find a vehicle and a house that had bullet holes in it. According to police, the bullet that hit the house, hit a window and landed in the bedroom. No one inside the house was hurt.

Deputies eventually found the veteran at his current residence in Blackman Township.

Detectives continue to investigate the scene and examine the all of the evidence.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau at (517) 768-7931 or the Sergeants desk at (517) 768-7901.

Stay with 6 News as we continue to follow this story.

 

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