Two Michigan state police officers were shot on Wednesday while serving a search warrant related to a cold case investigation, officials said.
Detective Sgt. Aaron Steensma was shot in the chest, and Trooper Daniel Thayer was shot in the chest and hand, state police confirmed in a news release. The officers were outside a home in Union Township around 11:15 a.m.
“When troopers announced their presence prior to making entry into the residence, the suspect leveled a long gun at the officers. They were attempting to take cover when the detective sergeant was shot in the chest and a trooper received a grazing wound to the hand,” an earlier release said.
Detective Sgt. Steensma remains in serious but stable condition at Borgress Medical Center in Kalamazoo, where Michigan State Police Director Col. Kriste Kibbey Etue said he’s “doing remarkably well for the seriousness of his injury.”