Police Identify Man Killed in Officer...

Posted: 10:48 AM, Dec 26, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-26 15:48:22Z

Lansing Police have identified the man shot and killed in an officer involved shooting on Christmas Eve.

Police have identified the 24 year old as Terrozza Tyree Griffin of Lansing.

Chief Yankowski reports that shortly after 7:30 PM on Dec. 24th Lansing Police officers responded to a report of a home invasion in progress in the 5900 block of Selfridge on Lansing's southwest side. A man was seen entering the window of a home.

When officers arrived, they established a perimeter around the house, and confirmed that a male suspect was inside.

Officers talked to the man in the home for almost two hours, until approximately 9:50 PM when fire was seen inside the house. Officers entered the residence, to secure the people inside and protect them from the fire. 

When they went into the house, shots were fired at the officers, forcing them to retreat back outside. A short time later, they encountered the accused male suspect and he challenged them with a gun. Police officers shot the man, then secured him and removed him and themselves from the fire. 

Officers began giving medical aid to the man, while the Lansing Fire Department, who were already staged at the scene worked to put out the fire. Emergency crews transported the subject to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Michigan State Police will be conducting an investigation of the incident at the request of the Lansing Police department, which is a standard procedure.

Lansing Police say there is no threat to the public at this time but want to remind people that this is an ongoing investigation. They ask that anyone who has information that may be related to this situation to contact the Michigan State Police 1st District Investigators.

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