Lenawee County deputy charged with careless discharge after shooting suspect in Adrian

A Lenawee County Sheriff's Office 31-year veteran is facing charges after he shot a suspect earlier this year.

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel's office charged Kirk June with careless discharge of a firearm causing injury this week in connection with the April 3 shooting.

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According to authorities, the Adrian Police Department asked the sheriff's office for help looking for a suspect after he fired shots inside a home in the 500 block of Erie Street. June found the suspect in a vacant lot adjacent to the home and fired a shot.

According to an attorney for the man shot, "He was not the individual who fired the shots. While police may have believed they had located the correct suspect, my client was found unarmed in an empty residential lot and was shot and severely injured by a Lenawee County Deputy."

The victim was treated at a hospital, and June, who is a K-9 handler with the sheriff's office, was placed on administrative leave. 

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Michigan State Police conducted the investigation.