UPDATE: Second homicide victim, suspect identified in Pleasant Grove plaza shooting
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Two people were shot at Wing Heaven located in the Pleasant Grove plaza in Lansing Monday night at 6:30 p.m. Lansing Police Department and Michigan State Police Detective team were able to identify the homicide victim as 31-year-old Steven Lee Jackson.
Jackson was a native of Lansing, MI. He had moved to Atlanta, Georgia, but returned back to Lansing, MI.
In Wednesday’s presser, the mother of the victim confirmed that the second victim, 32-year old Marcus Shantwan Jackson-Burton, had also died. She also spoke fondly of her sons.
“As a mother, you can’t even imagine how my life has been altered by this altercation....crime and violence everywhere needs to stop,” she said.
Chief Daryl Green, Capt. Rob Backus, State Rep. Sarah Anthony, and Chaplain Damon Milton gave remarks during the live conference.
State Rep. Anthony urged people to not spread misinformation and “to not let violence spread.”
Based on witnesses and evidence, officials developed a lead through a detailed description given by a citizen witness. This information was relayed to assisting patrol officers. A LPD officer spotted the suspect not far from the crime scene. Police initially said they tried to track the shooter with dogs but were unsuccessful. Capt. Backus confirmed this in the conference.
The officer positively identified the man as the described suspect and arrested him without incident. The suspect is now lodged at the LPD Detention facility.
The suspect has been identified as 31-year old Zacharey Leigh Diederichs. He was formally charged on Friday afternoon with the following counts: open murder, assault with intent to murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, felony firearm, and felony firearm habitual offender.
A memorial was put up in the plaza Tuesday following the incident.
News 10 is working to learn more information as the investigation is ongoing. If you have any pertinent information, call the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600 and Detective Mike Looney at 517-483-6869.
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