FLINT, MI -- The identities of two women shot and killed in recent days in Flint have been released by police.
Officers with the Flint Police Department responded around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, to the 4900 block of Clio Road, between Pierson Road and Stewart Avenue, where shots were fired.
It was discovered that 18-year-old Mariah Lenea Henderson had been shot as she drove her vehicle along Clio Road. She was transported to Hurley Medical Center for treatment of her injuries but later pronounced deceased.
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Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley issued a statement Wednesday afternoon in response to the news.
“My heart mourns today for the senseless death of another one of our young people, ” said Neeley. “We as a community have suffered the loss of this person’s full potential and her bright future.”
The woman’s death marks at least the 43rd homicide for the year in Flint.
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Flint had a total of 43 homicides in all of 2019.
Anyone with information about the 18-year-old woman’s fatal shooting is asked to contact Detective Trooper Dennis Hartman at 810-285-3649.
The teen’s death came on the heels of a 45-year-old woman found fatally shot around 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3 in her vehicle in the 1200 block of Mohawk Avenue, between Cherokee Avenue and Dort Highway.
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Police have identified the woman as Jaquielle Nikco Jones.
Anyone with information in Jones' death may contact Detective Trooper Mark Swales at 989-414-0329.
The shooting deaths are being investigated by the Major Case Unit, consisting of Michigan State Police and Flint police detectives.
Tips in both cases can also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers of Flint and Genesee County at 1-800-422-JAIL (5245), on the P3Tips mobile app, or online at CrimeStoppersofFlint.com .
Videos, photos, and audio can be submitted via the Crime Stoppers app or website.
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