Woman wounded after shots fired outside mental health facility

Michigan State Police investigators are investigating an incident in which a woman was injured Wednesday by Battle Creek police after firing a pistol at officers.

The 40-year-old woman was taken to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital for treatment for non-life-threatening injuries after she was found in a home on Garfield Street moments after the shooting outside Summit Point First Step, a 24-hour urgent psychiatric care facility. An hour at 175 College Street

Two officers were called to the facility shortly after Wednesday afternoon to assist with a court-ordered mental health screening to transport a woman for psychiatric care.

A woman was sitting in a Chevrolet Equinox parked and locked when officers arrived. When the officers began smashing the car window, he fired a pistol at them.

Police returned fire, hitting the woman in the shoulder. Police did not immediately realize that two children, aged 9 and 10, were in the car but that they were not injured.

The children were later placed with child protection services.

After the shootout, police said the woman backed her SUV into a parked patrol car and drove away.

Damaged patrol car outside the first step.

A woman was arrested at a house at 200 blocks on Garfield Street, about four blocks from the shooting.

The shooting was reported at 12:14 p.m. and the woman was taken into custody at 12:25 p.m.

The officers took the woman from the house screaming “the cops shot me” and said she didn’t want to go to the hospital. She was treated in the ambulance before being taken for further medical treatment.

The officers seized a pistol from the car.

Police said none of the officers involved was hurt and neither was a police dog inside the damaged patrol car.

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