Michigan sheriff’s deputy dies in hospital after deadly chase
The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office declared mourning after the death of one of its officers, who was wounded on Saturday.
“It is with a heavy heart and deep regret that we announce Deputy Ryan Proxmire has succumb to his injuries. Please keep Dep. Proxmire, his family and his law enforcement family in your thoughts as we begin to grieve this tragic loss,” Sheriff's Office said in a statement.
The police patrol reportedly began chasing the suspect, who had already escaped the pursuit earlier that day. According to the police, the suspect was armed and, at the sight of law enforcement officers, tried to escape.
The short pursuit ended with the suspect driver opening fire and wounding Deputy Ryan Proxmire. The officer dropped out of the chase and was hospitalized in critical condition. The next day, doctors reported that Proxmire had died without regaining consciousness.
During the chase, the police reportedly returned fire and also injured the shooter. The suspect's name was not disclosed, but he died in a shootout with police.
A press conference has been scheduled for today, at which additional information on this incident will be disclosed.