Double Homicide Suspect Arraigned

By: Josh Sidorowicz Email
By: Josh Sidorowicz Email

East Lansing, Mich. (WILX) The man accused of shooting and killing two people in Lansing and East Lansing this week has been arraigned.

34-year-old Ricard Walter Taylor was arraigned on two counts of open murder and 5 firearm-related charges in the murders of Jordan Rogers and Michael Addo.

Taylor faces two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon with unlawful intent, two counts of felony firearms charges and one count of carrying a concealed weapon.

East Lansing police did confirm during a press conference Wednesday afternoon Taylor pistol was properly licensed and registered.

WILX has confirmed Taylor was a former security guard for the museums on campus at Michigan State University until the fall of 2013. Taylor was even profiled in a 2013 article in Michigan State University's student newspaper "The State News" for his work as a street performer in East Lansing.

35-year old Michael Addo was working as a pharmacist at the Rite-Aid on East Saginaw in Lansing when he was shot multiple times, around 11am Monday.

Minutes later, police were called to a home in 1800 block of Coolidge Road in East Lansing, where 27-year-old Jordan Rogers was shot.

Wednesday, a makeshift memorial had been formed near the front of the Frandor Rite-Aid with customers leaving flowers and messages in memory of Addo.

Police believe Taylor is responsible for both shootings but have yet to tell us if there was a relationship between the shooter and victims.


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