The family of a man shot and killed on Cleveland Street in Lansing is speaking out.
Lawrence McDonald, 27, was killed early Wednesday. The suspect then fled the scene and crashed his car on US 127. It was there that a man stopped to help, when the suspect took his car and took off. He was later arrested in Livingston County.
FOX 47's Megan Hiler spoke to neighbors and family members, trying to piece together today's events.
"We don't have him. We lost our child," McDonald's father Lenar Beasley said.
Beasley fought through tears as he and family and friends gathered to remember McDonald. Holding his son's picture, he tried to make sense of what happened.
"We didn't have to lose a child for this. We still don't even know the circumstances. We don't even know why we lost our child. His momma....she can't even stand up straight. She's hurt," he said.
A few miles away where the shooting happened, neighbor Mary Reynolds was still in shock. She told FOX 47 she heard the shots but thought they were fireworks because the street usually doesn't have many problems.
"It's been a quiet neighborhood. We haven't had any problems at all that I've seen anyway. I've been here almost 54 years," Reynolds said.
Friends and family say McDonald was a best friend, a father, and loved by many.
"You took my child from me...and that hurts the most. I don't care what he did or how it happened. You took my child," Beasley said.
Family say the shooting happened at McDonald's ex-girlfriend's house. Police say the alleged shooter and McDonald did know each other, but are not releasing any more details on what lead to the shooting.
Police have not yet released the name of the suspect, but they say he is being transported from Livingston County to face charges.