Deputy Ryan J. Proxmire of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office was shot and mortally wounded Saturday night during a vehicle pursuit. (Photo: Kalamazoo County SO) -

Deputy Ryan J. Proxmire of the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office was shot and mortally wounded Saturday night during a vehicle pursuit. (Photo: Kalamazoo County SO)

A Kalamazoo County (MI) Sheriff's deputy died Sunday after being shot during a vehicle pursuit. The suspect was killed.

Deputy Ryan J. Proxmire was part of a group of deputies who responded to the Shell Gas Station in Galesburg on Saturday night. The deputies were attempting to take a suspect, 35-year-old Kyle Goidosik into custody after an earlier pursuit by Portage police, Fox 17 reports.

When the deputies approached, Goidosik reportedly pulled out a gun and pointed it at them, according to the sheriff's office.

Goidosik was able to drive off, leading them on a chase south, officials say.

Just a few minutes into the pursuit, the suspect reportedly opened fire at the deputies, mortally wounding Deputy Proxmire.

While the remaining deputies continued the chase, a Good Samaritan stopped and called 911. Deputy Proxmire was rushed by ambulance to the hospital where he died.

The pursuit ended when the suspect reportedly lost control, drove into a field, and got stuck.

The suspect then reportedly got out of his car and started shooting at deputies once again. Officers returned fire, hitting the suspect. He died at the scene.

 

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