Michigan Trooper shot dead at traffic stop

BY ANTHONY RIZZO

Knysz pic

Officials are identifying the suspects in Monday night’s shooting of a State Police Trooper. They are a young, married couple who are expecting their first child.

19-year old Eric Knysz of Lake county faces charges for allegedly shooting and killing Trooper Paul Butterfield during a routine traffic stop near Freesoil in Mason county.

Knysz’s wife, 20-year old Sarah Knysz is being charged as an accessory after the fact.

According to Sarah Knysz’s Facebook account, the couple was married in February of 2012.

Sarah is pregnant and according to her Facebook, the baby is due this November.

It was reported that Eric Knysz was shot in one of his knees before being arrested hours after the initial incident.

He is currently at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.

John Knysz, Eric’s father and a former police officer, told CMU Public Radio that the family feels “terrible” about the situation.

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