Five people are in custody after an officer-involved shooting Thursday night at a Livingston County mall, Michigan State Police said Friday.
Officials said the incident happened at about 8 p.m. at the Green Oak Village Place close to US-23 near Brighton. Five women entered the store and began filling bags with items, according to a preliminary investigation.
Green Oak Township police officers were called to the store for a report that four people were in the store and filling a bag with merchandise, the department said in a Thursday statement. The officers later determined there were five suspects.
Michigan State Police troopers from the Brighton Post responded to help police, they said Friday. After troopers arrived, the five women fled the store. Officials said one of the suspects ran while the others got into separate vehicles.
As one of the troopers tried to arrest one of the suspects who ran, another suspect in a vehicle drove directly at him, investigators said. The trooper fired his gun at the vehicle, striking it. However, the driver was not hit.
Green Oak Township police said the suspect vehicle tried to drive away but crashed into a wall and stopped in the parking lot.
Officers and troopers arrested all of the suspects and took them to the Livingston County Jail.
No injuries to the suspects or police officers were reported, according to authorities, who added that the investigation continues.
On Friday, the state police said it was investigating the officer-involved shooting while the Greek Oak Township Police Department is investigating the retail fraud. Officials also said the trooper who fired his weapon at the suspect has been placed on administrative leave during the investigation.
Last week, Warren Police said three women accused of stealing about $150,000 in perfume from 20 Ulta Beauty stores as part of an organized theft ring in Metro Detroit were charged. The women allegedly entered the stores with their faces covered, then grabbed between $3,000 and $12,000 of perfume before fleeing.
Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer said Friday that none of the three women facing charges in Warren were involved in the incident at Green Oaks Village Place.
Police identified the suspects last week as Sarah Ann Judge, 43, of Grand Haven; Tiara Martinique Judge, 28, of Grand Rapids; and Jasmine Deana Phillips, 26, of Wyoming.
The Warren commissioner said one of those suspects turned herself into police and was given a $50,000 bond when she was arraigned on Tuesday. According to court records, Phillips is scheduled to next appear in court on Thursday.
“We’re still looking for the other two suspects, but we checked this morning and none of our suspects were arrested Thursday night,” Dwyer said.
However, he said it’s possible the suspects in the Livingston County theft are part of the same organized theft ring, but that hasn’t been determined. “We’re looking at that,” Dwyer said.


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