- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - Prosecutors say a man acted in self-defense when he fatally shot a 19-year-old man during a Cinco de Mayo parade in Detroit.

The Wayne County prosecutor’s office said Wednesday that the 23-year-old shooter “reasonably believed that another person was in danger of imminent death” or serious injury when he shot Andres DeJesus (de-he-SOOS’) on May 4.

The annual parade on the city’s southwest side was halted after the shooting.

On Wednesday, parade organizers said they plan to hold the event again in 2015 despite this year’s violence.

The Mexican Patriotic Committee of Metro Detroit calls the shooting a “tragic occurrence” but says it doesn’t define the area’s Mexican community or its half-century-old celebration of Mexico’s independence holiday.

The 2015 parade will be on May 3, a Sunday.


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