SAGINAW, Mich. – There is a Michigan manhunt underway for a man accused of shooting a police officer in the face during a traffic stop.
Michigan State Police have released the name and picture of the suspect they are looking for in connection to the shooting of a Saginaw police officer early Tuesday morning.
Michigan State Police Lieutenant David Kaisers told NBC 25 police are looking for Joshua Rosebush of Vassar, 29, in connection to the shooting.
They believe that the suspect is driving a white 2013 Ford F250 with a license plate of DB 6073. The truck also has AIS Construction printed on the side. Police believe the truck was stolen near the second scene located on Liberty Street, reported ClickOnDetroit.
Moreover, Rosebush has several tattoos, including a “D12” tattoo on his chest. The accused shooter has a long criminal history, including prison sentences for assaulting or obstructing police officers, according to the Michigan Department of Corrections.
The officer that was shot in the face this morning has been identified as Jeff Koenig.
Officer Koenig is a 16 year veteran of the Saginaw Township Police Department. He was working night shift at the time of the shooting. He is also in critical but stable condition.
The police officer was reportedly shot in the face during the traffic stop about 2 a.m.
The Saginaw Township police chief told NBC station WEYI that this is the first time in department history that an officer has been shot during a traffic stop.