Police chief intervenes in gunfight, shoots suspect

Wounded suspect was hospitalized; LEO was unharmed

Roberto Acosta

FLINT, Mich. — Flint Police Chief Tim Johnson shot one of two male suspects involved in a shootout Wednesday afternoon, police confirmed.

Detective Sgt. Tyrone Booth said shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18 police personnel were in the area of Lynn Street and Wood Lane.

“They heard shots fired and actually witnessed shots being fired between individuals,” said Booth. “They did intervene and we have...two suspects in custody, one of the two receiving treatment at Hurley Medical Center right now for a gunshot wound.”

Booth confirmed Johnson fired the shot that injured one of the suspects involved in the shootout. The chief was not injured during the incident.

“We can’t get into details in terms of the investigation and details in terms of what occurred,” he said, including if the chief was firing at both suspects. “Those things will be rolled out at a later time.”

A second scene was being held down by Burton police at the 10 Eleven Food Store off Lippincott Boulevard and Wood Lane.

Burton Police Chief Mike Odette said officers from his department were called out there for a reported shootout, but when they arrived no one was present. Multiple shell casings were recovered from the store’s parking lot.

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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