ROXAND TWP. – A Mulliken teenager was shot and killed by an Eaton County Sheriff's sergeant during a traffic stop Saturday night west of Grand Ledge.
Michigan State Police said Deven Guildford, 17, died at the scene of the 8:30 p.m. incident on M-43, less than a half-mile west of Cochran Road, in Roxand Township.
They said Guildford was shot after he and the sergeant became involved in a physical struggle.
The sergeant suffered "significant" injuries and was taken to Sparrow Hospital, state police said in a news release. The sheriff's department said the sergeant has been placed on paid administrative leave.
State police are investigating the incident at the request of the sheriff's department. Investigators from the Lansing Post and First District Special Investigation Section are assigned to the case, state police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Brewer said.
For now, state police are withholding the name, age and gender of the sergeant, Brewer said.
The sergeant still was undergoing medical treatment, although Brewer would not say whether he or she remains hospitalized.
The reason for the traffic stop, details of the struggle and how many shots were fired during the incident also are being withheld, Brewer said.