One woman suffered an injury today during a shooting that also involved two Battle Creek police officers.
The shooting took place around 12:25 p.m. today, Dec. 15.
Two Battle Creek officers responded to the area of West Emmett Street and College Street for assistance with a court-ordered mental health pick-up for a 40-year-old Battle Creek woman.
The woman was sitting in a parked car when the officers arrived. When officers attempted to detain her, the woman waved a handgun and fired at officers from inside the vehicle.
Officers exchanged gunfire with her until she fled the scene in the car. She was located a short time later in the area of Garfield Avenue and Harvard Street.
Police took the woman into custody, and she is currently being treated for a non-life-threatening gunshot wound to the shoulder. The officers were not injured, and recovered her firearm.
Two children, ages 9 and 10, were in the car during the incident. The children were not injured, and are currently in the care of Child Protective Services.
The two Battle Creek officers have been placed on paid administrative leave, as is typical during this type of incident. The case has been turned over to the Michigan State Police for investigation.
The case remains active, and we will provide updates as we have them.