UPDATE - Police identify shooting victims

Posted at 8:33 AM, Oct 28, 2016

Chief Mike Yangkowski of the Lansing Police Department held a news conference on Friday morning, October 28, 2016 to release new information, including the identities of the suspect and victims, in a double murder-suicide at a residence in Lansing.

Police have identified the first victim as LaToya Tait, a 29-year-old Lansing woman. Ms. Tait lived at the home where the crime took place in the 2900 block of Truman Circle.

Please have identified the second victim as Xazier Dean a 25-year-old Lansing man, who also lived at the home.

The suspect has been identified as Marcus Osby, a 28-year-old Lansing at resident.

Osby and Tate had two children together. The children were not at home when the shooting took place, and are safe and currently staying with family members. Ms. Tate also had a third child, who was not present at the time of the shooting.

Police say the investigation is still in its preliminary stages and is ongoing.


Lansing Police are calling the deaths of three people a double murder/suicide after they were found shot to death at a home in Lansing.

Two men and a woman thought to be in their mid-to-late 20s were found shot to death at a home on Turner Circle in the early morning hours of Friday, October 28, 2016.

Lansing Police public information officer Robert Merritt says Chief Mike Yankowski will hold a press conference later this morning with the latest details on the situation. Stay with Fox 47 News for updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.


Three people are shot to death early this morning inside a house in Lansing.

Lansing police say they were called to a house on Truman Circle around 1:15 a.m to check on the welfare of a resident.

When police arrived they found the bodies of three people. The victims are two men and a woman all in their 20s.

Police say all three victims had been shot. Police are working to confirm their identities and notify their next of kin. Their identities could be released later today.

Lansing police have been on scene all morning long searching for evidence.

Police tell us they are not searching for any specific person right now. They say there is no public safety concern in that neighborhood.

However, if you have information about the homicides, call Sgt. Todd Johnson (517) 486-6864.