Driver Opens Fire On Police Officer Working Juneteenth Parade: Report
People carry a Juneteenth flag as they march during a Juneteenth re-enactment celebration in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 2021. - The US on June 17 designated Juneteenth a federal holiday with President Joe Biden urging Americans "to learn from our history." The Juneteenth National Independence Day national holiday marks the day in Galveston in 1865 when the last enslaved African Americans learned that they were free.
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A man in a car allegedly drove up to a police officer in Michigan who was working a Juneteenth parade and opened fire on the officer.

“Upon investigation, the Flint Police Officer was working a traffic point at the Juneteenth Champions Parade when an individual in a vehicle drove up and shot at the officer,” NBC 25 reported. “The officer returned fire and shot the individual.”

The condition of the suspect was unknown and reports said that the police officer had not been hit. Alleged video of the incident showed a police officer on the ground in the middle of the road immediately following the incident.

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“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,” Michigan State Police said. “The officer was not injured, nor were any bystanders who were in the area. This incident remains under investigation.”

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