Police Look for Suspect in Playground Shooting

By: Tony Tagliavia
By: Tony Tagliavia

Police suspect 25-year-old Trensio Mario Hood is the man who shot 17-year-old Davin Lewis on a Lansing playground. But as of Saturday evening, detectives were still looking for Hood.

The shooting occured Thursday at Grand River Elementary in the Northtown neighborhood of Lansing.

Lewis remains at Sparrow Hospital - in a condition police describe as "serious."

Detectives say Trensio Hood -- who goes by Mario -- has a long, criminal history. He had contact with police days before the shooting, according to officers at the north precinct. They believe he is armed and dangerous. And they've already been looking for him.

"All yesterday, all yesterday evening, late last night. We have been searching all over Lansing," police Capt. Ray Hall said.

Hood is now changed with four felonies: Attempted murder, felony firearm possession, having a weapon in a school zone, and the fourth, "Habitual," an enhancer used to charge repeat offenders.

Detectives say the man behind the shooting lives a few short blocks from the playground in question.

Those investigators say witnesses from the playground, and the surrounding Northtown neighborhood, led police to Hood quickly.

"Within a couple hours," Det. James Gill said.

Detectives won't discuss why Hood might have shot Lewis. For now, they say, they've only been able to exchange a few words with the victim.

"We plan to interview him extensively once he's able to speak to investigators," Hall said.

As for Hood, police believe he is still in Lansing.

"Don't approach him. Don't approach him. If you see him, call 911," Gill said.

That's the advice from police for someone who comes across Hood -- anyone with other information, should call the Lansing Police nonemergency number: 517-483-4600.

Neighbors tell us they'd like to see something done in the wake of the shooting.

One man told us this afternoon the Northtown neighborhood needs a Boys and Girls Club -- a place for neighborhood children to play safely, indoors.

-- in Lansing, Tony Tagliavia, News 10.

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