Vassar Man Shot After Allegedly Threatening Police at Traffic Crash

A 30-year-old Vassar man was seriously injured in an officer-involved shooting Monday evening.

According to Michigan State Police, an officer from the Vassar Police Department responded to the area of 5959 Scotch Road around 11:00 for a report of a traffic crash. When the officer arrived, authorities say the driver of the crashed vehicle refused to comply and threatened him with a gun. Investigators say the officer shot at the suspect in response, striking him one or more times.

The man was taken to a local hospital for treatment. The officer has been placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing, following Vassar Police Department protocol.