At 11:15 am, Wednesday morning, Sgt Aaron Steensma and Trooper Daniel Thayer, both of the Marshall Post, were shot while executing a search warrant at a home located on Francisco Road that involved a cold case investigation when they came under fire. While attempting to take cover Steensma was shot in the chest and Trooper Thayer was shot in the chest and hand. According Michigan State Police Director Kriste Kibbey Etu, Steensma is in serious but stable condition at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.
According to a press release from the Michigan State Police Wednesday, “Thanks to the quick actions of troopers at the scene and the excellent medical attention he received from ProMedica Coldwater Regional Hospital, West Michigan Air Care, and the trauma team at Borgess Medical Center, D/Sergeant Steensma is doing remarkably well for the seriousness of his injury,” Etue stated.
MSP has confirmed that the suspect is deceased. There is an ongoing investigation at this time.