Ferndale man shot in encounter with Wayne County deputies

Two deputies injured in incident

By: Mike Koury | Woodward Talk | Published April 5, 2023

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FERNDALE — A 25-year-old Ferndale man was shot in an officer-involved shooting April 4 in the 700 block of East Webster Street.

According to a press release, local police responded to the home where the 25-year-old Ferndale man had an encounter with deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office. 

Police stated the suspect came at authorities with two knives. He reportedly was stunned with a Taser once, but continued to approach the deputies. It was then that deputies reportedly fired shots, striking the suspect.

As the incident continued, one deputy sustained a knife wound to his leg and another hurt his hand as officers attempted to arrest and handcuff the man.

Ferndale police responded to the incident at approximately 9:33 a.m., after the suspect had been detained.

“It was pretty much after the whole incident happened,” Ferndale Police Department Public Information Officer Jill Mahlmeister said. “So we responded with the Fire Department quickly, and they rendered aid to both the suspect and the injured deputies.”

The deputy who was stabbed was in stable condition while the other was treated for his hand injury. Both have been released from the hospital, police said April 5.

The suspect who was shot was still in the hospital as of April 5, in stable condition, police said.

The Oakland County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Unit is investigating the shooting.