Video of a Flint cop bursting into tears after shooting a vehicle over the weekend has been around social media. Authorities later announced that the driver of the vehicle was taken to a local hospital and later died.
According to ABC 12-WJRT, investigators identified the 19-year-old woman who was shot and killed as Briana Sykes from Flint. Michigan State Police say she drove to an officer directing traffic during the city’s June parade and shot the officer. The unidentified officer fired back, hitting Briana.
Witnesses at the scene say that after the officer retaliated, he fell to the ground in tears after the shooting. The officer was not injured and none of the witnesses to the shooting was injured.
I found a longer version of the video of a fatal police passerby #Flint from Saturday. The 19-year-old woman who was killed has been identified as Briana Sykes. Sykes is accused of firing shots with the officer. MI state police are investigating. pic.twitter.com/y3NN7PVwiV
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One of the witnesses told the media: “I saw an officer maybe ten feet to my left in front of a car with his gun out. I did not see if anyone had shot out of the car, but I did see the officer shoot in the car and I could tell from his appearance he had fatally injured someone. He immediately fell to the ground crying because I felt like he didn’t want to do what he had to do.
Filming took place after 2:00 p.m. on Saturday June 19 a few blocks from the parade. Briana was taken to Hurley Medical Center for treatment, but later died of her injuries.
Michigan State Police are currently investigating the shooting. Reports will be sent to the Genesee County District Attorney’s Office, which will determine whether criminal charges will be filed for the shooting.
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