Suspect in fatal Michigan State University shooting found dead

Shelter-in-place advisory lifted
Published: Feb. 13, 2023 at 9:04 PM EST|Updated: Feb. 14, 2023 at 1:04 AM EST
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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The suspect in a shooting at Michigan State University that killed three people and wounded five others was found dead Monday night.

Read: 3 students killed in MSU shooting identified

The suspected shooter has been identified as Anthony Dwayne McRae. Police said he was a 43-year-old man with no known connection with MSU. A motive is unknown.

Police said he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The shelter-in-place advisory has been lifted.

Update: Police identify suspected gunman involved in fatal MSU shooting

A shooting occurred at Michigan State University on Feb. 13, 2023.
A shooting occurred at Michigan State University on Feb. 13, 2023.(WILX)

In addition to the suspect, police confirmed that three others were killed and five were critically wounded Monday night in the shooting. Police said two of the people killed were shot at Berkey Hall and the other was shot at the Union Building. The victims were confirmed as MSU students by police.

CATA buses will be going to each of the dorms to pick up students, who will be reunited with family at the Pavilion.

Counselors will be available at the Hannah Community Center in East Lansing beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

Authorities said there are several crime scenes being processed by local and federal law enforcement officers.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the MSU Department of Police and Public Safety at 844-99-MSUPD (67873).

Michigan State Police has setup a tip line for any information the public may have on the shooting that occurred at MSU 1-844-996-7873.

Residents and students in East Lansing were urged to shelter in place.

All campus activities are canceled for 48 hours - including athletics, classes and all campus-related activities. Spartans were expected to host Minnesota Wednesday, but that game has been canceled. Students and staff are urged to not go to campus Tuesday.

According to MSU officials, shots were fired near Berkey Hall on East Lansing Campus just after 8:15 p.m. A second shooting was reported at IM East.

“Run, Hide, Fight. Run means evacuate away from danger if you can do so safely, hide means to secure-in-place, and fight means to protect yourself if no other option,” the school wrote in an alert.

Community members, both on and off campus, were advised to shelter in place immediately.

The East Lansing Police Department urged residents to “shelter in place immediately.”

As of 10:10 p.m., school officials said Brody Hall, Snyder/Phillips Hall, Mason Hall, Abbot Hall, Landon Hall, Berkey Hall and the MSU Union have been cleared and secured.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 10 for updates.

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