Man Shot by Police Arraigned Sunday

By: Natalie Shepherd
By: Natalie Shepherd

Twenty-year-old Bernard Taylor was arraigned in court Sunday morning, after being released from the hospital Saturday night. Taylor was shot twice by Lansing Police Friday night when they arrested him on four felony counts, including assault with intent to commit murder.

Police say Taylor was shot once in the lower body and once in the head. But his injuries didn't prevent his appearance in court. Seven Lansing Police officers are in administrative leave while the shooting is investigated.

A .22 caliber handgun was recovered at the scene and is believed to be Taylor's. Police say they think Taylor fired at least one shot, and officers fired more than a dozen. They are trying to determine who fired first.

The shooting occurred at the Admiral gas station at Jolly and Waverly roads. A tip led police to the area. They were trying to arrest Taylor on a four-count felony warrant in connection with an Aug. 6 shooting in Lansing.

The driver and passenger of the car got out, but Taylor remained inside. And police say they were alerted that Taylor had a gun.

The Ingham County Prosecutors office is still investigating the shooting and is determining whether further charges will be brought against Taylor, or the officers involved. Police say the names of those officers could be released as early as Monday.


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