Iron Mountain shooting leaves officer injured and suspect dead

IRON MOUNTAIN — On Monday, Sept. 27, the Iron Mountain Police Department (IMPD) received a call in reference to a truck that was driving recklessly near the Boss Snow Plow manufacturing plant at 8:45 a.m.

It was reported that the truck was observed going onto the property of Systems Control near Boss Snow Plow.

When the truck was located, it was unoccupied and parked in the Systems Control parking lot.

There, IMPD confirmed that the truck as well as a handgun were stolen from a garage on the North Side of Iron Mountain.

According to reports, the truck and gun were stolen just before the vehicle was reported as driving reckless.

It was believed that the unknown armed suspect may have fled into a wooded area, numerous businesses in the area as well as Bay College West were advised to “Lock Down” their facilities.

IMPD K-9, Falcon, was called to the scene to assist with the search for the suspect.

At 10:23 a.m. it was learned that a second vehicle, a passenger car, was stolen from the Systems Control parking lot.

For this reason it was believed that the armed suspect had fled the area in the second stolen car prior to officer’s arrival on scene.

At 10:35 a.m. it was reported via 911 that an unknown male subject driving a car that matched the description of the second stolen vehicle attempted to rob a female at gunpoint at a residence in East Kingsford.

At 10:38 a.m. an IMPD Officer who had responded to the area spotted the suspect vehicle on Skidmore Drive where a pursuit occurred.

The pursuit lasted approximately one minute when the suspect vehicle crashed on a private drive off of Skidmore.

The suspect and the IMPD officer exchanged gunfire with both receiving injuries.

Back up officers arrived on scene within a minute of the exchange of gunfire.

Both the officer and 20-year-old male suspect were treated for their injuries at Dickinson County Hospital.

The Officer was treated and released for a head wound and the suspect died from his injuries.  The Michigan State Police is investigating the officer involved shooting.

The Dickinson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the attempted armed robber in East Kingsford and the Iron Mountain Police Department is investigating the stolen vehicles and stolen gun complaints.

No further information will be released at this time.