Lansing police ID woman found dead in home after standoff Saturday

A Michigan State Police Officer assists Lansing Police with the arrest of a barricaded gunman.
A Michigan State Police Officer assists Lansing Police with the arrest of a barricaded gunman.(WILX)
Published: Jan. 8, 2022 at 5:35 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Lansing Police have identified the woman who was found dead inside the home where a 42-year-old Lansing man barricaded himself from police in the hours long standoff Saturday.

Police identified the woman as 28-year-old Dominique Elizabeth Hawn. She was a Lansing native.

Lansing Police say after arresting the 42-year-old Lansing man who barricaded himself for hours, crime scene investigators found Hawn dead woman in the basement of the residence. Lansing Fire Department medics assisted and confirmed the victim was deceased.

Police say Hawn was transported to a local hospital where an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The Lansing Police Department has classified the investigation as a homicide. The department believes there is no immediate threat to the community regarding this incident.

Investigators are asking for anyone with information to come forward. Call Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600, or Detective Michael Looney at 517-483-6869.

An hours long standoff in Lansing has ended with an arrest, according to Lansing Police.

According to police, officers responded to Pleasant Grove Rd. near Jolly Rd. for numerous reports of gunshots around 4:47 Saturday morning.

When officers arrived, they attempted to make contact, however, they were met with a 42-year-old Lansing man who pointed a gun at officers.

Officers then commanded the man to drop his gun, however, he did not listen to officer commands and went inside the home, where he fired the gun out the doors and windows many times. Initial officers attempted communication, but it was not productive.

The Lansing Police START Team and Crisis Negotiations Team were called into assist. After many hours the accused finally accepted calls from negotiators. Ingham County Special Response Team responded also to assist Lansing Police. The START team dispensed CS gas into the residence. At approximately 3:40 p.m. the subject surrendered to police.

He will be lodged at the LPD jail pending various felony charges.

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