Suspected gunman in Lansing stand-off facing homicide, nearly 20 other charges

The stand-off lasted for hours in a home where a woman was later found dead.
Gregory Michael Sanders is facing nearly 20 charges after barricading himself in a home and...
Gregory Michael Sanders is facing nearly 20 charges after barricading himself in a home and firing at police.(Lansing Police Department)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 8:43 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 14, 2022 at 11:12 AM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A man who was arrested after barricading himself in an armed standoff with police has now been charged with homicide. He has been identified as Gregory Michael Sanders, 41, of Lansing.

On Jan. 8, Lansing Police Department (LPD) officers responded to a residence on Pleasant Grove Road for numerous calls of shots fired. When police arrived, Sanders barricaded himself inside the home until surrendering at approximately 3:40 p.m.

After arresting Sanders, police say crime scene investigators found a dead woman in the basement of the residence. On Jan. 10, LPD identified the deceased as 28-year-old Dominique Elizabeth Hawn.

Related: Lansing police ID woman found dead in home after standoff Saturday

Sanders was arraigned on nearly 20 charges in 54-A District Court on Monday, including eight counts of Assault with the intent to Murder, one count of Firearm Possession by a Felon, one count of Firearm Discharge in a Building, Habitual Offender third offense and seven counts of Felony Firearm. Now, the Ingham County Prosecutor has issued a Homicide charge as well.

His bond was set at $250,000. Sanders will next be in court for a probable cause conference on Jan. 20 in front of Judge Alderson.

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


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