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Police: Two officers shot in Lansing, suspect in custody

Posted at 12:25 PM, Apr 10, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-10 21:18:14-04

***UPDATE 7:00 pm***

Police held a second press conference Wednesday night to provide news details on the investigation.

Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee said two officers had attempted to take a 28-year-old man who was wanted for a violent crime into custody. During the initial confrontation, Sosebee said the suspect was able to take a detective's gun and then shot at the detectives. Officers responded with fire, and all three were injured.

Sosebee said video of the incident would be released in the future. In the meantime, the officers are on administrative leave.

Sosebee also detailed a second shooting that happened on Wednesday.

Around 3PM, police responded to the 400 block of North Sycamore Street. At the scene, a 43-year-old man had received a gunshot wound to the neck. Sosebee said he is in serious condition, and a 37-year-old male suspect is in custody.

Sosebee said they've worked hard to combat the violence in the city and believes Wednesday's events are an outlier. He praised officers for handling two major incidents in the span of a few hours.

***UPDATE 1:15 pm***

According to Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee, two Lansing police officers were shot around 11:15 am Wednesday.

Police provided an update on the incident just after 1:00 pm.

Chief Sosebee says detectives were following up on a previous crime when they encountered the suspect in the back parking lot of an apartment building on West Holmes Road on the city's south side.

Sosebee says detectives called for assistance from patrol officers. Two officers responded, and soon after, there was an exchange of gunfire. Both officers and the suspect were shot.

The officers and suspect are being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital.

Police say they cannot elaborate on the crime detectives were following up on, nor do they know who fired the first shots.

Sosebee gave limited details about the suspect, only to say that it was a male with whom the police were familiar.

Michigan State Police are investigating the incident, and the Lansing Police Department will follow protocol for officers involved in the shooting and subsequent investigation.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor was also at the press conference and wanted to ensure the residents in our southside neighborhood that they were safe and that the incident had been resolved.

Chief Sosebee says LPD will provide updates on the status of the injured officers and the investigation as they become available.

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