Police: Suspect in stabbing shot by Grand Rapids officer

Posted at 8:26 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 11:50:06-04

Grand Rapids police say an officer shot and hurt a man identified as a suspect in an earlier stabbing.

Police said in a release that 20-year-old Victor Gonzalez was shot in the stomach Saturday morning as he attempted to flee. He was taken to a hospital, where he is in serious condition.

The release says police won't "speculate" on whether Gonzalez was armed, since the investigation hasn't been completed.

Sgt. Terry Dixon says Gonzalez is suspected in an attempted carjacking and stabbing Thursday in a suburban supermarket parking lot.

The officer, who hasn't been named, was placed on leave. The Michigan State Police has been called to investigate.