1 dead in shooting that canceled Cinco de Mayo parade

Suspect shot victim in front of cop

DETROIT - One person is dead after a shooting in Detroit that canceled the Cinco de Mayo parade.

The incident happened at Vernor Highway and Ferdinand Street.

According to police, the suspect shot the victim, identified as Andreas de Jesus, right in front of an officer, who immediately tackled the suspect and took him into custody.

The victim was taken to the hospital by police where he was pronounced dead.

Police are investigating the incident and its potential connection to gang violence.

statement from Belda Garza, Co-Director of the Mexican Patriotic Committee:

"We are devastated by the turn of events that happened at the 50th Anniversary of the Cinco de Mayo Parade in Southwest Detroit.  Our sincerest condolences go out to the family affected by this tragedy.  The Patriotic Committee will soon meet with leadership and stakeholders in the community to assess the future of the Cinco the Mayo Parade."  

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