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MSP identifies suspect in Flint officer-involved shooting at Juneteenth parade

A Flint Police officer was controlling traffic for the parade when someone drove up to him and started shooting.
Michigan State Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting at a Juneteenth...
Michigan State Police are investigating after an officer-involved shooting at a Juneteenth parade in Flint Saturday.(WNEM)
Updated: Jun. 20, 2021 at 2:18 AM EDT
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FLINT, Mich. (WILX) - UPDATE: Michigan State Police have identified the shooting suspect as 19-year-old Briana Sykes of Flint. Sykes succumbed to her injuries at a Flint hospital.

A preliminary investigation shows the officer was fired upon by Sykes, the lone occupant of the vehicle.

Michigan State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting at a Juneteenth parade in Flint Saturday.

MSP says a Flint Police officer was controlling traffic for the parade just after 2 p.m. when someone drove up to him and started shooting.

The officer fired back, hitting the suspect. The victim was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. She later died of her injuries. The officer was not hurt in the incident, nor were any bystanders who were in the area.

MSP are investigating at the request of the Flint Police Department.

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