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Homeowner dead after Flint home invasion

Flint Police tell us the home invasion happened at Tuscola Avenue and Cumberland Street which lead to the shooting. (Photo by Shawn Coleman / WEYI &WSMH)

A homeowner has died after a home invasion in Flint.

On the corner of Court Street and Vernon Avenue is where the story ends in a car crash. It started on Cumberland Street where a homeowner exchanged gunfire with the suspects resulting in losing his life.

The suspects ended up at the intersection of Court Street and Vernon Avenue where police say they crashed into another vehicle before both being taken into custody. One of the suspects is in critical condition. Police say the suspects are ages 17 and 18-year-old.

Neighbors living just minutes away from the scene say they are shocked this took place in their neighborhood.

Dennis, a homeowner in the area said, " This here doesn't happen in this neighborhood it's well patrolled by Mott police and Flint city.”

Others living nearby paint a different picture saying this middle-class neighborhood is a target for break-ins.

"It’s so common overhear people are now taking situations into their own hands because they work too hard for people to come take it,” says Roslyn, who lives in the area.

Flint police gathered information from residents while the Michigan state police crime lab gathered evidence both teams working together to further their investigation.

Police say they have search warrants and say they will continue to investigate.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Det./Trooper Jon Miller at 810-237-6922, the Flint Police Department Detective Bureau 810-237-6900 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-422-JAIL.


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