Wyoming Shooting Suspect Succumbs to Injuries

by the City of Wyoming

The suspect in the January shooting of a Wyoming Public Safety officer died on Saturday afternoon, February 7th.

Alan James, 31, died from injuries he sustained on Jan. 29 after shooting Wyoming Public Safety Officer Frank Hartuniewicz.  Hartuniewicz was one of several officers responding to a domestic complaint that afternoon when James exited his home at 232 Hines St. SE and began shooting at officers.

James was taken to Spectrum Health-Butterworth, where he remained in critical condition after being treated for his injuries.

In keeping with Wyoming Public Safety policy, James’ name was not released nor confirmed to the media until today, as Wyoming Detectives were in the process of completing their investigation of attempted murder. A warrant had not yet been prepared as the detectives waited for the suspect’s medical condition to improve.

Officer Hartuniewicz, who was treated for a gunshot wound at Mercy Health-Saint Mary’s Hospital and released on the day of the shooting, continues to recover at home with his family.  He asks the media to respect his desire for privacy as he continues to recuperate.

The investigations into the shootings remain ongoing.  At the request of Wyoming Public Safety, the Michigan State Police are continuing to investigate the officer-involved shooting portion of the incident.

No further details will be released pending the outcome of the Michigan State Police investigation.