Police: Man suspected of shooting officer in face located, taken into custody


    Michigan State Police Lieutenant David Kaisers says police are looking for 29-year-old Joshua Rosebush of Vassar in connection to the shooting.

    ***UPDATE***

    Joshua Rosebush has been located.

    Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian BeGole tells us how it all came to an end:




    He is in police custody and was shot by law enforcement in Shiawassee County, according to Michigan State Police Lieutenant David Kaiser.

    He was located just after 1 p.m. Tuesday.

    Michigan State Police say that Rosebush fired at officers during a brief chase.

    Officers then returned fire and injured Rosebush.

    No officers were injured.

    Rosebush was taken to a hospital for treatment.

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    Here’s what we now know about the officer-involved shooting that took place in Saginaw Township this morning:

    The officer that was shot in the face this morning has been identified as Jeff Koenig.

    Officer Koenig is a 16 year veteran of the Saginaw Township Police Department.

    The officer that was shot in the face this morning has been identified as Jeff Koenig. (Photo Credit: MSP)


    Officer Koenig was working a night shift.

    He is also in critical but stable condition.

    The crime scene spans multiple counties, which include Saginaw and Genesee Counties.

    Residents in Clare County are now being advised to keep an eye out for Joshua Rosebush.

    Several mid-Michigan school districts are on lockdown as precautionary measures as police search for a shooting suspect.

    Frankenmuth Schools has announced that they will be entering secure mode.

    Coleman Schools has also entered secure mode.


    The Michigan State Police held a press conference about the shooting and also gave new details:

    Police say Rosebush stole two vehicles.

    The first one was a Dodge pickup truck.

    He dumped that truck at the scene located on Liberty Road in Saginaw County.

    He then found the AIS Construction truck and stole that.

    He drove that truck to Genesee County.

    That truck was found dumped at the Home Depot store on Corunna Road in Genesee County.


    Police are still actively searching for Rosebush, and if you see him, do not approach him and call 855-MICHTIP immediately.

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    Michigan State Police Lieutenant David Kaisers says police are looking for 29-year-old Joshua Rosebush of Vassar in connection to the shooting.

    Michigan State Police Lieutenant David Kaisers says police are looking for 29-year-old Joshua Rosebush of Vassar in connection to the shooting.

    According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, he is a parole absconder.

    He was being sought by police in connection to a string o car thefts and break-ins in Tuscola County.

    RELATED LINK: Vassar police seeking person of interest in string of auto thefts

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    They believe that the suspect is driving a white 2013 Ford F250 with a license plate of DB 60703.

    The truck also has AIS Construction printed on the side.


    Police believe the truck was stolen near the second scene located on Liberty Street.

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    Right now, a manhunt is underway in Saginaw Township.

    This comes after a suspect shot an officer in the face during a traffic stop.

    Saginaw Township Police are searching an area on Liberty Road.

    Police have found a truck that they believe was dumped by the suspect in that area.

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    A Saginaw Township police officer was shot in the face during a traffic stop early this morning.

    It happened around two this morning near Tittabawassee Road and Fashion Square Mall near Saginaw Township or Kochville.

    The officer was shot as he was approaching the suspect's vehicle.

    According to the Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald Pussehl the officer was in critical condition, but is now stable.

    Chief Pussehl says this is the first time he knows of in department history that a police officer was shot during a traffic stop.

    The Michigan State Police Crime Lab is heading to the scene.

    Stay with us online and on the air as more information becomes available.

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