Flint Police Chief Timothy Johnson shot one of two suspects involved in a shootout on the city’s south side on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 18.
The incident took place around 4 p.m. Flint Police Detective Sgt. Tyrone Booth confirmed Johnson was involved in the shooting.
“Police chief was in the area, gunshots being fired. He found two subjects that were firing weapons, gave chase, and it ended in an officer-involved shooting, ” Booth told WJRT.
Booth said the shootout began at the Ten Eleven Party Store. The suspects moved into a nearby neighborhood.
Booth said Johnson was on duty at the time and he fired the shot that struck a suspect.
Two suspects were arrested at the scene and one was taken to Hurley Medical Center for treatment of unspecified injuries. Johnson was not injured.
“We are processing a couple of different scenes. We won’t get into details in terms of those scenes because it’s an ongoing investigation, but in the area,” Booth said, WJRT reported.
Johnson was back at Flint Police Department headquarters on desk duty while the Genesee County Sheriff’s Office investigated the officer-involved shooting.