FLINT, MI – On Monday June 21st, 2021, in a news release from Michigan State Police, they identified the woman who was shot and killed as Briana Sykes of Flint.
Michigan State Police continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred at approximately 2:14 p.m. in the City of Flint involving a Flint Police Officer on June 19th, 2021. The incident took place on Saginaw Street as a parade was taking place near by to celebrate Juneteenth.
19-year-old Briana Sykes, who was driving a silver/grey Monte Carlo, drove up to the Flint Police Office and fired her weapon at him. It is unknown why she opened fire on the officer. The City of Flint Police Officer went into defensive mode. Sykes refused to obey the commands from the officer. He then opened fire from his service revolver. She was struck multiple times.
Other officers at the scene and citizens who witnessed the incident take place all told investigators that Briana Sykes fired her weapon at the officer first and then the officer fired his at her. Sykes was taken to Hurley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead on arrival.
The officer was not injured, nor were any bystanders who were in the area.
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