Wild Shots in Lansing

By: Tim Gillette
By: Tim Gillette

LANSING - While police were surrounding a house because of one shooting incident, they were called to another nearby. Fortunately, no one was hurt in either case.
The action began for Lansing police officers shortly after 10 o'clock Tuesday night. Police were dispatched to the 3200 block of N. Turner Street, the Hildebrandt Apartments. They had been told that a man had walked out of an apartment there and fired several shots into the air with a handgun. The shooter then walked back inside the apartment.
Officers located evidence that shots hat been fired outside a specific apartment and surrounded it. They called for whomever was inside to come out. The resident of that apartment was not inside, but nearby. She gave police permission to enter.
Police were about to go inside with dogs. The subject heard those dogs and came out on his own. The 20 year old man was taken into custody without further trouble.
He is expected to be arraigned Wednesday afternoon.

While Lansing police were dealing with that, officers heard several gunshots nearby. Soon calls came into police dispatch that shots were being fired in the 900 block of North Marting Luther King Blvd.
Officers responded to the area and were told by witnesses that a man with a handgun running westbound, firing off rounds as he went.
Witnesses also told the officers that they had seen the shooter get dropped off in a white Cadillac near that area just prior to the blasts.
Police attempted to use dogs to track the gunman, but were unsuccessful.
No one was hurt, but there is damage to multiple houses and at least one vehicle.
The shooter is described as a black male in his 20's. 5'10" to 6 feet tall. He has a medium build. He was wearing a red T-shirt or sports jersey and a red ball-cap. Any one with information about the incident is asked to call Lansing Police at 483-STOP or they can send an anonymous text message. Text 847411. Start the message with LPD517 then leave the message.


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