FENNVILLE — Allegan County deputies shot and injured an armed suspect they said stole three vehicles and held people at gunpoint while trying to steal another car early Sunday.
On Saturday around 7 p.m. deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle in the Martin area. Later in the night, the suspect allegedly abandoned that vehicle and stole another vehicle from the Wayland area. The suspect crashed this vehicle in the Hopkins area and deputies attempted to use a K-9 to track the person but were unsuccessful, according to a news release.
At 7 a.m. Sunday, the suspect car-jacked another vehicle while armed with an assault rifle. The suspect was reported to be in the area of 128th Avenue and 56th Street in Manlius Township in northwest Allegan County and was shooting at houses. The suspect entered a residence and held the occupants at gunpoint while he attempted to steal another vehicle.
Deputies confronted the suspect as he was attempting to leave the residence in the stolen vehicle. The suspect refused to obey commands and was heading back to the house when deputies fired. The suspect was injured and transported to the hospital with injuries. No deputies were injured.