Inmate shot & killed while trying to disarm sheriff's deputy

Posted at 4:53 PM, Nov 23, 2018

An inmate was shot and killed on Friday afternoon when the inmate tried to disarm a Wayne County Sheriff's Deputy, the sheriff's office tells 7 Action News. The deputy was also injured but suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

According to the sheriff's office, the inmate was being transported in a private ambulance when the altercation happened.

Right now, it's not clear what the suspect was in custody for.

At about 8:30 p.m., all lanes of the WB I-94 ramp to I-75 reopened after being closed for several hours.

A spokesperson for Universal Macomb, which was transporting the inmate, tells 7 Action News their thoughts are with the driver, the deputy, their families and all involved. They are happy the driver made it home safe tonight.