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Man shot during fight, suspect sought

FLINT TWP. — A 35-year-old Flint man was listed in critical condition at a local hospital after being shot during a fight at a gas station Monday, according to press release from Flint Township Police.

Officers were called to the Admiral gas station, 1135 N. Ballenger Hwy., at about 1:20 a.m. on July 11, responding to reports of a fight between a male and two females. Moments later, gunfire was reported at the scene.

Officers arrived to find a man suffering from life threatening gunshot wounds. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.

The suspect has been described by witnesses as a large framed black male with light skin, 30-40 years old, 6-foot–6-feet-4-inches, 250 lbs., with a bald head and no facial hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and unknown pants. He was carrying a black semi-automatic handgun. The suspect may have received injuries as a result of a fight at the scene.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to call Det. Russell Fries or Sgt. James Baldwin at the Flint Township. Police Department, 810-600-3250. Man charged with murder in death of toddler

FLINT TWP. — Donovan Lamar Haynes, 20, of Flint Township has been charged with four felony counts, including open murder, in the July 4th weekend death of his two-year-old daughter Ti’arra Woodward, according to a press release issued by Genesee County Prosecutor David Leyton.

Flint Township Police were dispatched to an address on Donal Drive at 9 a.m. Sunday, July 3, responding to a report that a child was not breathing. Upon arrival, officers found a little girl, later identified as Woodward, unresponsive and with evidence of bruises and bite marks on various parts of her body.

The child was transported by ambulance to Hurley Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 9:24 p.m. A medical examiner’s report indicates that the cause of death was from internal bleeding from a lacerated liver.

Prosecutor Leyton has charged Haynes with homicide – open murder punishable by a life sentence; homicide — felony murder punishable for life without parole; first degree child abuse, punishable for 15 years and torture, punishable up to life.

“This poor little girl suffered an inexcusable death,’’ Prosecutor Leyton said. “I cannot imagine the fear and the agony she went through before she died.

“My office will do everything it can to see that justice is served and that the defendant is held accountable under the law.’’ — Compiled by Rhonda Sanders


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