UPDATE: Monday, August 27, 7:05 p.m. eastern time
The Iron Mountain Police Department has released more details in regards to the situation in Dickinson County Monday morning.
At 8:45 a.m. Iron Mountain Police Department received a call in reference to a truck that was being driven recklessly near the Boss Snow Plow manufacturing plant. It was reported that the truck was observed to go onto the property of Systems Control near Boss Snow Plow.
The suspect truck was located unoccupied and parked in the Systems Control parking lot. A short time later IMPD confirmed that the suspect truck as well as a handgun were stolen from a garage on the North Side of Iron Mountain.The theft of the truck and gun happened just before the vehicle was reported as driving recklessly.
Believing 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 lockdown their facilities.
IMPD K-9 Falcon was called to the scene to assist with the search for the suspect.
At 10:23 a.m. IMPD 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.
Twelve minutes later, it was reported via 911 that an unknown man 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.
Three minutes later, 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, until the suspect vehicle crashed on a private drive off of Skidmore. At this time 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 man were treated for their injuries at Dickinson County Healthcare System. 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.
UPDATE: Monday, August 27, 5:00 p.m. eastern time
According to an employee of Systems Control in Iron Mountain, the shooting situation suspect left a vehicle in the parking lot of that business. They told TV6 the suspect then took a System Control employee's vehicle and drove off.
UPDATE: Monday, August 27, 2:25 p.m. eastern time
Dickinson County Sheriff's officers confirmed to TV6 the area of Skidmore Drive in Kingsford is where multiple shots were fired.
Dickinson County Sheriff's Office, Kingsford Public Safety, Iron Mountain Police, Michigan State Police and the Michigan State Police Crime Lab are all still on scene at this time.
Sheriff's officers said they are still on scene because they are trying to track where each gun shot went, since many were fired.
UPDATE: Monday, August 27, 12:35 p.m. eastern time
According to a witness in the area of Skidmore Drive in Kingsford, multiple shots, approximately 15 to 20, were heard in that area around 10:40 a.m. central time.
A Michigan State Police officer on scene told TV6 one officer was believed to be injured in the incident and taken away by ambulance, but the condition of the officer is unknown at this time.
The condition of the suspect is also unknown at this time.
UPDATE: Monday, August 27, 11:58 a.m. eastern time
According to Bay College West, Iron Mountain Police have issued an all clear for the lockdown of the Bay College West campus in Iron Mountain.
The campus is open and classes will resume as scheduled today.
Due to an ongoing incident, Bay College West campus is on lockdown.
According to Bay College West, the campus is closed and locked down for those inside the buildings. The first day of Fall classes will resume when an all clear is given.
An unknown subject, possibly armed and on foot, is near the area of Bay College West Campus. Police have requested lock down of the Iron Mountain campus.
Multiple businesses in the area are also on lockdown including Boss Snowplow, Champion Inc., MJ Electric, and Systems Control.
Boss Snowplow sent us this statement:
"Earlier this morning, an unidentified person drove a truck at a high rate of speed on BOSS property at 2010 The BOSS Way in Iron Mountain, MI. As such, BOSS immediately contacted local police agencies and put its property on lock down. We also contacted nearby businesses to alert them. Once local police agencies indicated the threat was over, we ended the lock down. Everyone at BOSS is safe. We’d like to thank local police agencies for their support during this incident."
No other details are immediately available.