FLINT, MI – A Flint police officer working on a June Day parade shot a resident on Saturday after the resident approached the officer and shot him, police said ‘State of Michigan.
Neither the policeman nor any passerby were injured in the shooting, which occurred at around 2:14 p.m. on June 19 on Saginaw Street, near Leith Street.
The MSP is investigating the incident at the request of the Flint Police Department.
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Flint hosted the Parade of Champions, honoring the city’s top sportsmen and community leaders, on Saturday. June 19 also marks June 10, a public holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the United States.
The Champions Parade began at noon in front of Flint Town Hall and was scheduled to continue north on Saginaw Street to Berston Field House, the historic center of the town’s African-American community.
The status of the suspect who allegedly shot the officer was not immediately available on Saturday evening, MSP Lt. Kimberly Vetter said. The suspect was the only individual in the vehicle at the time of the shooting, police said.
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