‘I got shot in the face!’: Police officer shot at traffic stop


A Saginaw Township, Michigan, police officer was shot in the face at a traffic stop Tuesday morning, leaving him in critical condition, state police said.

An hours-long manhunt was underway for 29-year-old Joshua Michael Rosebush in connection with the shooting until he was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon, Michigan State Police officials said.

After Saginaw Township officer Jeff Koenig was shot in the face, he managed to radio for help, according to dispatch audio from broadcastify.com.

“I’ve been shot!” Koenig said. “I got shot in the face!”

Koenig, a 16-year veteran of the department, is in critical condition but “has stabilized,” authorities told reporters Tuesday morning.

Saginaw Township is located about 45 miles north of Flint.

Rosebush was taken into custody after a brief pursuit in Shiawassee County, state police said Tuesday afternoon.

Rosebush allegedly shot at officers who returned fire, injuring the suspect, police said.

Rosebush was taken to a hospital, police said.

No officers were injured in the shootout, police said.

The Michigan State Police office in Detroit said on Twitter, “Our thoughts go out to the Saginaw Township officer wounded overnight. We are praying for a complete recovery.”

ABC News’ Ben Stein contributed to this report.

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