1 killed in Lansing police shooting, 2 officers on administrative leave
‘Any loss of life is tragic,’ police chief says
LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - A 31-year-old man was killed Tuesday in a police shooting in Lansing.
According to police, the shooting happened on Buffalo Street between Malcolm X and William streets. According to Chief Ellery Sosebee, two Lansing police officers were involved.
Sosebee said police received a just before 11 p.m. Monday on reports of shots fired. Police said they found several stolen vehicles.
A search warrant was executed Tuesday at 5:15 a.m. When officers arrived with the search warrant, police said a man inside in the residence started to threaten the officers with a weapon. Police said they attempted to de-escalate the situation and the suspect fired at police from inside.
Police said at about 5:45 a.m., the suspect left the residence and fired shots at police, striking a police cruiser. Officers returned fire, hitting the suspect. At 6 a.m., police said they rendered aid to the man, who was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Police identified the man as Terrence Robinson, a 31-year-old man from Lansing.
“Any loss of life is tragic,” Sosebee said during a Tuesday afternoon press conference.
Michigan State Police said they utilized a robot from the bomb squad to check the residence before troopers made entry to the house. At about 3 p.m., police said the scene has been secured. The investigation is ongoing.
The two officers from Lansing Police Department that were involved have both been placed on administrative leave per the Lansing Police Department’s policy during this investigation.
Once the investigation is complete, the report will be sent to the Attorney General’s Office for review, according to the Michigan State Police Department.
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