Michigan Sheriff Refuses to Name Suspect in Deputy’s Slaying

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—The suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy during a pursuit in southwestern Michigan had been involved in a car chase with another law enforcement agency earlier the same day, authorities said Monday. Speaking at a news conference, Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller declined to name the suspect who pointed a gun at deputies at a gas station in Galesburg Saturday night then drove away. The deputies chased the suspect who shot and critically wounded Deputy Ryan Proxmire during that pursuit. The suspect lost control of his vehicle and drove into a field where he was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the other deputies. Proxmire died in a hospital Sunday. “There was a concern to talk to this person, and things escalated out of our control,” Fuller said. “The person was committing a crime in front of us that night and that person, his criminal activity led …

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