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Group wants to rename bridge in Milton Hall's honor

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SAGINAW, MI (AP) -

Community members held a candlelight vigil near the spot where a mentally ill homeless man was shot to death this summer by Saginaw city police.

The vigil was held Sunday at the base of a bridge that the Saginaw Chapter of the National Action Network wants renamed after Milton Hall. Genesee Avenue runs across the 500-foot span.

The group plans to ask the Saginaw City Council to make the name change. The bridge spans the Saginaw River.

The 49-year-old Hall was killed July 1 in a nearby plaza. Police say he refused to drop a knife. Six officers fired 46 shots, hitting Hall 11 times.

A police supervisor was demoted and two officers disciplined for their roles in Hall's death. No criminal charges were filed against the officers.

Meanwhile, TV5 has learned a U.S. Attorney is actively pursuing a federal investigation into the Hall shooting. Stay with TV5 and WNEM.com as we learn more about that investigation.

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