KOCHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WWJ) - Authorities say a police officer is in critical condition after being shot during a traffic stop in mid-Michigan.
Chief Don Pussehl said the Saginaw Township officer had stopped a motorist around 2 a.m. Tuesday in Kochville Township and was approaching the vehicle when the someone inside started shooting.
"The officer fell to the ground and was able to call for help," Pussehl said. "Responding officers arrived quickly and then transported him to the hospital where he is undergoing treatment."
The officer, identified only as a 16-year veteran of the department, was last reported in critical but stable condition. His name is not being released at this time.
The suspect -- identified as 29-year-old Joshua Michael Rosebush -- remains at large.
"We don't know why he chose to do what he did. So yes, I would say he's dangerous," said Pussehl. "Who knows what else he could do."
An investigation is ongoing.