Deputy killed in Hillsdale County shooting, suspect killed by police

A deputy died from injuries he sustained during an officer-involved shooting in Hillsdale County on Thursday.

The shooting that killed the deputy took place at Beecher and Lamb Roads in Hillsdale County, according to Michigan State Police's First District on X

The suspect, Eric Michael Fiddler, fled the scene and was later located in a field near the intersection of Culbert Road and Osseo Road, MSP First District stated. Troopers instructed Fiddler to drop his weapon, but instead he fired shots at them.

"Troopers returned fire," and Fiddler was killed at the scene, according to MSP. 

The identity of the deputy was not released at this time, as MSP is still notifying all family members.