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Akeen Brown, 34
Flint, Michigan
April 18, 2019

Last updated: 3 months ago

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Akeen Brown, 34, of Flint, was shot and killed by police responding to a domestic violence incident Wednesday, April 17, inside a home in the 1300 block of Westlane Drive, Jackson Director of Police and Fire Services Elmer Hitt said.

Three deputies entered the home about 9 p.m. and encountered Brown on the second floor, where he opened fire on them, striking one deputy in the upper right leg and left hand, Hitt said.

The Jackson County Major Crimes Task Force is handling the investigation, although the sheriff’s office will not take part because of its direct involvement in the incident, police said. All deputies involved are on administrative leave until the investigation is finished.

Brown was listed as a parole absconder by the Michigan Department of Corrections, records show.

He was on parole for manslaughter, unarmed robbery, felony firearms, possession of a firearm by a felon and delivery of a controlled substance marijuana, MDOC records show.