Man accused of shooting officer in face is himself shot in face during arrest

Man accused of shooting officer in face is himself shot in face during arrest
Joshua M. Rosebush (Image: Police photo)

[Ed. – What are the odds?]

A Saginaw [Mich.] Township officer has undergone surgery for bullet wounds received during a traffic stop, while the parolee accused of shooting him has been returned to prison. The suspect also is recovering from being shot in the face by an officer during his arrest.

Late in the evening of Wednesday, Jan. 23, Officer Jeff Koenig, 48, underwent surgery at University Hospital in Ann Arbor for a wound to his jaw, said Saginaw Township Police Chief Donald F. Pussehl Jr.

Also on Wednesday, shooting suspect Joshua M. Rosebush, 29, was returned to the Charles Egeler Reception & Guidance Center in Jackson, confirmed Michigan Department of Corrections spokesman Chris Gautz.

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Rosebush was shot at least once when a Shiawassee County Sheriff’s detective took him into custody about 1 p.m. on Tuesday. … Gautz said he had heard Rosebush was shot in the face as well, and though he could not confirm it, Rosebush’s MDOC mug shot taken on Tuesday indicates as such.

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