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Police ID couple killed in Lansing murder-suicide

Posted at 7:09 AM, Dec 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-20 08:48:53-05

Tuesday morning Police were on the scene of a shooting where a man and a woman were found dead near their home on Marion Avenue.

Police have identified the suspect and victim as Derrick Morell Smith, 47, of Lansing and Adriann Lakisha Smith, 39, of Lansing.

Police have confirmed it was a murder-suicide where Derrick shot Adriann, then shot himself.

It happened around 8:37 a.m. on the street of Victor Avenue in Lansing, near the home.

Police say witnesses report that the Derrick chased and shot Adriann during an argument.

When officers arrived they found both individuals with gunshot wounds in the roadway. They were deceased. A firearm was located and recovered.

Neighbors called it in to the police. They said it was a surprise, and that they live in a good neighborhood. Neighbors also commented that the couple had kids.

Police say there is no threat to the public, and that the incident is contained. Lansing Police will continue to investigate.