Ole’Mattawan Michigan – On November 3, a shooting occurred in Mattawan, and a newly released film from a body camera shows an interview with a victim, which provides additional insight into the incident. The film was taken from the officer’s camera while he was on duty. Officer Chelsey Omilian is being investigated for allegedly making reckless use of a weapon while pursuing a vehicle that had been stolen.
These allegations stem from the officer’s actions while pursuing the vehicle. During the course of the pursuit, the authorities assert that Omilian fired many shots, causing injury to a passenger in the vehicle that had been taken. A woman whose identity is being concealed asserts that she was sitting in the trunk of a vehicle at the time of the incident in which she was hit by a gunshot in her right thigh. She was driving at the time of the occurrence.
A witness who was currently present at the incident dialed 9-1-1 to make a request for assistance from the emergency services. According to Officer Omilian, the woman who pulled the trigger did so because she feared for her life and believed that she was in imminent danger. She went on to say that she was petrified that Gary Kingsbury, the man who was said to be driving the stolen car, would run her over.
According to the woman who was shot, none of the individuals who were traveling in the stolen vehicle at the time of the occurrence were armed with any type of firearm or another type of weapon. The officer who was conducting the interview with her reported that she was difficult to get information from since she appeared tired and kept losing concentration on the questions being asked of her.
Since the incident, Officer Omilian has been placed on administrative leave, and the week before that, she handed herself in to the authorities. Kingsbury is currently being held in the Van Buren County Jail on two counts of unlawful use of a motor vehicle as well as two counts of resisting and obstructing police, both of which are felonies. Both charges were filed against Kingsbury.