Suspect shot after knifing officerPublished 6:06pm Monday, February 13, 2012
A suspect in at least one Michigan home invasion is in critical condition after being shot by a Berrien County police officer during a confrontation Monday afternoon near State Line Road.
The officer fired shots at the suspect after the suspect pulled out a knife and cut the officer.
Tim Corbett, commander of St. Joseph County Metro Homicide, said Berrien County police received a tip that a person wanted on a felony warrant out of Michigan was at a hotel on State Road 933. The suspect was expected to be armed.
Police spotted the suspect’s vehicle and the suspect at the hotel at around 3:30 p.m. Police followed the suspect into the parking lot of the Pay N Pakit near State Line Road in South Bend. The suspect exited the vehicle, headed east on Wedgewood Drive and attempted to enter a home.
At that point a Berrien County police officer confronted the suspect, who pulled out a knife and cut the officer.
The officer then fired an undetermined amount of shots at the suspect.
The officer is expected to be OK.