Three Suspects in EL Fatal Shooting

Three Detroit men have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting in East Lansing early Sunday. Their names are being withheld pending their arraignment.

Police say just before 2:30AM Sunday, 34 year old Joseph Lavon Parker was shot several times and killed in trhe parking lot of the 7-Eleven store at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Grand River.

Another man, George Whitfield, was also shot, but survived. He was able to run to a nearby apartment building and call for help.

The suspects led police on a chase that ended in Lansing when a tire on their car blew out, causing them to crash into a pole.

Parker's murder is East Lansing's first homicide since 2000.


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