UPDATE: Officers on leave following police-involved shooting in Hillsdale County

CAMDEN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WLNS) — A Hillsdale County woman is in the hospital after being shot by police over the weekend.

Officers say they opened fire because she pointed a gun at them as they responded to a call for help.

It all started Saturday afternoon with officers responding to a domestic disturbance call.

At a mobile home on Montgomery Road in Camden Township they found a woman with a gun and her husband in the woods hiding from her.

“They attempted to make contact with her. She had excited the residence and leveled the long gun at the officers,” said First Lieutenant Kevin Rod of the Michigan State Police Jackson Post.

Three officers from Michigan State Police and the Hillsdale County Sheriff’s Office opened fire, shooting the woman one time in her arm.

But it didn’t end there.

“There was a brief stand-off. And she eventually exited the residence and gave up,” Rod said.

The woman was taken to the U of M Hospital where she’s being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

MSP says all three of those officers are on administrative leave as investigators piece together what happened.

Authorities still have to determine which officer fired the shot that hit the woman, and if this kind of force was necessary.

“We conducted a very thorough investigation where we had detectives and crime lab personnel out at the scene processing the scene,” Rod said.

Meanwhile, investigators are still trying to figure out what brought them out there in the first place.

“With her still being in the hospital, detectives still haven’t had an opportunity to talk with her yet,” Rod said.

Criminal charges against the woman have yet to be filed.

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