Police Blotter



Twp. police report a homicide

FLINT TWP. — Two people were shot, one fatally, in an incident early last Friday morning outside a rental hall at 3432 Flushing Road in the Diplomat Plaza.

On April 9 at approximately 12:50 a.m., Flint Township Police officers responded to the Sunoco gas station located in the 3000 block of Flushing Road for a shooting, according to a police report.

On arrival, officers found a 17-year-old Flint woman who had been shot. Officers soon learned that the shooting actually occurred in the parking lot of a rental hall located at 3432 Flushing Road. While police were rendering aid to the young woman, a, 20-year-old male and Flint resident, later identified as Dequian Gillam, also suffering a gunshot wound, arrived in a personal vehicle at a local hospital. It was discovered that he was also shot while in the same parking lot as the female. Gillam was later pronounced dead at the hospital. The female victim sustained non-life threatening injuries and is expected to recover.

Police have no suspect information available at this time. The crime scene was processed with the assistance of the Michigan State Police crime lab. The Flint Township Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Sabo at (810) 600-3250 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 422-JAIL. — R.S.

Robber takes gun

FLINT TWP. — On April 6 at 10:22 p.m., Flint Township Police officers were dispatched to the Marathon gas station, located at 1205 N Ballenger Highway, for a robbery.

A Flint woman, 26, reported that while she was walking from the store to her car, a male pushed her against her vehicle and stole her pistol. The victim is a valid CPL holder and the pistol was stolen from a holster attached to her hip. She was not injured.

The suspect was described as a black male, approximately 6’0”-6’2”, wearing a blue hoodie and basketball shorts. After the robbery, the suspect entered the rear seat of a vehicle believed to be a black Chevrolet Monte Carlo with silver or gray trim along the bottom under the door. The vehicle was last seen traveling southbound on N. Ballenger Highway from the gas station. Images of the suspect prior to the robbery were captured on the store surveillance system.

The Flint Township Police Department is asking anyone with information about this incident to contact Detective Sabo at (810) 600-3250 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 422-JAIL. — R.S.


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