Flint Police Chief Intervenes, Shoots Suspect Involved In Gunfight

The chief was not injured.

WWJ News
September 18, 2019 - 7:38 pm

FLINT, Mich. (WWJ) -- Two suspects are in custody, one of which is recovering in a hospital after being shot by the Flint Police Chief Wednesday afternoon.

Shortly after 4 p.m., Flint police personnel, including Police Chief Tim Johnson, were in the area of Lynn Street and Wood Lane in Flint, when they heard and witnessed two suspects exchanging gunfire, according to a report from MLive.

Johnson jumped into action and shot one of the suspects involved in the shooting. Both suspects were taken into police custody, and the one who was shot was taken to Hurley Medical Center to be treated for his wound. His condition was not released.

Police have not released many details about the incident, including what led up to the shooting, but said a second crime scene, believed to be related, was being investigated in the area of Lippincott Boulevard and Wood Lane.

The police chief, who was on duty at the time of the shooting, was not injured during the incident.