A Juneteenth pride parade in Flint, Michigan turned fatal after, according to reports, a female person drove up in a vehicle and “opened fire” on a police officer. The police answered with fire and killed the armed attacker.
“Preliminary investigation indicates the officer, who was working a traffic point for the Juneteenth Celebration Parade, was fired upon by the lone occupant of a vehicle who drove up to him at the traffic point. Upon taking fire, the officer returned fire, striking the suspect,” state police reported.
At the request of the Flint Police Department, the Michigan State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 2:14 p.m. in the City of Flint involving a Flint Police Officer. pic.twitter.com/WJgZIGGMhE
— MSP Bay Region (@mspbayregion) June 19, 2021
“The officer was not injured, nor were any bystanders who were in the area,” the police reported in the Tweeter statement. “This incident remains under investigation.”
The shooting suspect, a woman from Flint at the age of 19, passed away at the hospital as a result of her injuries, police revealed.
A video recording of the incident appears to verify the claims from the police about the shooting, although CNN scrutinized it by reporting, “Michigan police fatally shot a 19-year-old woman who allegedly fired at an officer near a Juneteenth parade.”
At the time of the incident, the policeman was working a traffic intersection near Saginaw Street near Leith Street. Luckily, he wasn’t injured in the harrowing exchange.
The video was recorded by a witness and made public on Facebook. Check it below:
The two police officers were both black males. The policemen who shot the woman fell to his knees in evident psychological trauma over being forced to do that. A fellow policeman can be spotted comforting him.
At this time, there is an ongoing investigation about the case, to resolve if the police shooting was justified.