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Flint Man Charged in Shooting of State Trooper

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Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton has charged a 34-year-old Flint man with four felonies in relation to an incident early Wednesday morning that sent a Michigan State Police trooper to the hospital after being shot iin the stomach.

Bobbly Wells, Jr., 34, is charged with: Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Assaulting/Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer Causing Injury, Felony Firearm,and Careless Discharge of Firearm Causing Injury or Death. All charges carry a minimum of two years in prison. The maximum penalty for Carrying a Concealed Weapon is up to five years in prison.

State troopers had responded to a call at Brothers Food Store on Saginaw Street shortly after midnight on April 4th. When troopers arrived, they approached one suspect, while the other, Wells, took off running. During the foot chase, one of the troopers was shot in the stomach. The trooper was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. He has since been released.

Leyton said “this case highlights the danger our police officers face every day as they patrol our streets and neighborhoods, working hard to fight crime and protect our citizens. The residents of Flint and Genesee County owe a debt of gratitude to the work these officers perform under very dangerous conditions. My office will do all that it can to see that justice is served in this matter and the defendant is held accountable for his actions.”

A pre-trial hearing and preliminary exam will be held in 68th District Court.

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