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Two deputies injured by suicidal suspect

WZZM-TV • Mar 13, 2016 at 6:42 PM

MUSKEGON — Two Muskegon County sheriff's deputies were injured by a suicidal man Sunday morning.

One deputy suffered a broken leg while the other has a dislocated shoulder, Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler said. The suicidal man told Roesler he wanted him to "shoot him" while being taken to a hospital.

"He wanted to know why we didn't shoot him," Roesler said. "He was tired of dealing with life.

"As it happens, I ended up being the one to drive him to the hospital in one of the other deputy's cruisers and all the way to the hospital he just screamed at me to pull over and shoot him."

Officers responded to a home around 11 a.m. Sunday in the 4000 block of Tean-Mar Avenue, located near the intersection of South Brooks Road and Heights Ravenna Road in Muskegon. Initial dispatch reports indicated an officer had been shot, but a Michigan State Police officer confirmed there were no gunshots.

Rather, the sheriff's deputy sustained some injuries while working to subdue the suicidal person, an officer told WZZM 13's Meghan Bunchman.

The wife of the alleged suicidal suspect told WZZM that he is a hunter and did have weapons in the home.

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