Michigan Juneteenth Parade Halted After Police Shooting, Video Reveals What Really Happened

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    A Juneteenth pride parade in Flint, Michigan turned deadly after a woman reportedly drove up in a vehicle and “opened fire” on a police officer. The police returned fire and killed the armed assailant.

    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.

    — MSP Bay Region (@mspbayregion) June 19, 2021

    “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 said.

    “The officer was not injured, nor were any bystanders who were in the area,” the police statement on Twitter said. “This incident remains under investigation.”

    The shooting suspect, a 19-year-old female from Flint, died at the hospital due to her injuries, police said.

    Video taken from the scene appears to confirm the police’s version of events, 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.”

    The police officer was working a traffic intersection near Saginaw Street near Leith Street. He was fortunately uninjured in the harrowing exchange.

    The video was captured by a witness and uploaded onto Facebook. Watch below:

    The police officers both appear to be black males. The officer who shot the suspect fell to his knees in apparent psychological trauma over having to shoot her. A fellow police officer can be seen comforting him.

    The incident is currently under investigation to determine if the police shooting was justified.