UPDATE - Police Hold News Conference on Mondays Shootings, Victims

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Chief Mike Yankowski of the Lansing Police Department, and Chief Juli Liebler of the East Lansing Police Department held a news conference at 11 a.m. on Tuesay at the Lansing Police Department to give an update on yesterday's shootings in Lansing, and East Lansing. The shootings left two men dead, one a Rite Aid employee, and the second, and East Lansing resident. A suspect in the shootings was taken into custody after a nearly four-hour standoff at a home on Coolidge Road. Several area schools were locked down during the incident, and Coolidge Road was shut down between Saginaw and Lake Lansing for a time.

Chief Yankowski released the identity of the Rite-Aid employee who was killed in the shooting as Michael Addo, 35-years-old, of Mason, MI.

Chief Juli Liebler identified the identity of the man who was killed on Coolidge Road as Jordan Rogers, 27-years-old, of East Lansing, MI.

Chief Yankowski indicated that the shooting at the Rite Aid did not involve a robbery attempt. The investigation into the motive for the shooting is continuing.

Police believe that the suspect acted alone. They do not have any indication at this time that the two victims knew each other, but said it is still too early to know for sure.

They are not releasing the name of the suspect until he is formally arraigned. He will likely be arraigned later today, or tomorrow.

WILX's Josh Sidorowicz will have complete coverage of the news conference and the status of the investigation tonight on WILX News 10 at 5 and 6.



 
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