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Lansing Police name of homicide victim on Young Ave., suspect arrested

It is believed this homicide is not a random act as both the suspect and victim knew each other.
Lansing Police are investigating a stabbing on Young Ave that left one man dead.
Lansing Police are investigating a stabbing on Young Ave that left one man dead.(WILX)
Published: Jan. 6, 2021 at 10:39 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Thursday Lansing Police released the name of a victim in a homicide on Young Avenue.

The victim, Darrell Leon Gains, was stabbed early Wednesday morning. He was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Police were able to identify a 36-year-old suspect who was arrested without incident Wednesday night in northwest Lansing. The male suspect has been transported to the Lansing Police Detention facility.

Lansing Police are investigating an early morning stabbing that left one man dead.

Police were dispatched to a home in the 3300 block of Young Avenue for a stabbing call on Wednesday morning around 2:19 a.m.

Upon arrival, officers discovered a 37-year-old male victim in the front yard with an injury to his body. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The preliminary investigation shows the victim and the suspect knew each other and had a confrontation prior to the assault. The suspect left the area following the assault.

The suspect is described as a white male, 5-foot-6 to 5-foot-9 with a medium build. Officers and a police K-9 unit searched the area for the suspect but were unsuccessful.

It is believed this homicide is not a random act as both the suspect and victim knew each other.

Anyone with information regarding this homicide is asked to contact one of the following:

  • Lansing Police Department 517-483-4600
  • Detective Matt Salmon 517-483-6855
  • Detective Sergeant Beth Frazier 517-483-4659
  • Crime Stoppers 517-483-7867
  • message the Lansing Police Department Facebook page

Lansing Police Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators continue to investigate this homicide. This story will be updated as the case evolves.

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