Man stopped for traffic violation shoots himself
Sheriff's officials are investigating the circumstances of a traffic stop in Ypsilanti Township that resulted in a suicide attempt early Saturday morning.
After a vehicle was stopped for having a deliberately obscured license plate while in the area of Ecorse Road and Hayes Street, the driver ran to the 400 block of Woodlawn Avenue, police said.
After deputies approached the individual, the man pulled out a gun. Deputies then talked to him, according to a news release, but the person then shot himself.
The person was transported to St. Joseph hospital in Ypsilanti and currently is in intensive care.
The case still is under investigation and the Sherriff's office said there will be more information released once it becomes available.
If you, or someone you know, is having suicidal thoughts or would like to speak with someone, call the Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Help is available 24 hours a day.