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Beard charged with second-degree murder

Posted at 9:16 AM, Oct 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-30 09:16:19-04

The Lansing Police Department has arrested a person of interest in a Friday shooting that was deemed "suspicious" by police.

The shooting occurred in the 400 block of W. Lapeer road.

When police arrived on scene, they located a 27-year-old male victim with a gunshot sound.

The victim, Anthony Lorenzo Yarber of Lansing, was transported to a local hospital and was pronounced dead.

The suspect, 27-year-old Demar Lamonte Beard, was taken into custody Saturday evening in South Lansing.

Police say he was taken into custody without incident.

Beard was charged with:
Count #1: Homicide/Murder - Second Degree
Count #2: Weapons Offense – Felony Firearm

BOND: $100,000.00 Cash/Surety

He was arraigned on Monday in in 54-A District court in front of Judge Buchanan.

He will appear in court again - 
Pre-exam Conference: 11/9/18 @ 1:00 p.m.
Preliminary Hearing: 11/16/18 @ 8:30 a.m.