Joshua Rosebush, a 29-year-old from Michigan, is in police custody after a shooting early on the morning of Tuesday, January 22 which left a Saginaw Township Police Officer injured. Rosebush reportedly shot 16-year Saginaw Township Police Department veteran Jeff Koenig in the jaw while Koenig was executing a traffic stop around 2:00 a.m. ET.
Koenig was taken to the hospital in critical condition but has since been stabilized.
Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser confirmed that Rosebush was taken into custody around 1:00 p.m. local time after he open fired at officers. The officers returned fire on Rosebush, striking him, according to WNEM-5.
There is no word on Rosebush’s condition, but no officers were hurt as he was apprehended.
From the report:
According to the Michigan Department of Corrections, Rosebush has a history of assaulting or obstructing a public officer, among other things.
A vehicle he was believed to be driving was located in Flint at the Home Depot on Corunna Road. That vehicle was a stolen, white, 2013 Ford F-250 Super duty, with license plate DB60703. Law enforcement officers also found a different truck, believed to have been the one the suspect was in at the time of the shooting, in the area of Liberty Road in Kochville Township. Kaiser said the truck was stolen from Saginaw County and then left on Liberty Road between Michigan Avenue and Davis Road.
Law enforcement officials said that it may be the first time a member of the Saginaw Township Police Department was shot during a traffic stop, while Chief Don Pussehl said it was the first time since he started with the department 15 years ago.