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State police identify suspect who allegedly shot at officers, injuring one

Posted at 6:45 PM, May 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-28 06:53:18-04

LANSING, Mich. — State police have identified a suspect who allegedly shot at officers Tuesday night, injured one and was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The suspect's name is Jason Jesse Gallegos, 37, of Lansing, according to a Michigan State Police news release.

Police said Gallegos was involved in a domestic assault Tuesday night in Lansing at home on the 900 block of West Walnut Street. Police said Gallegos fired a firearm at the home.

When officers arrived at the scene around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Gallegos allegedly fired at several of them, injuring one.

A Lansing Police Department news release issued Tuesday said preliminary information indicates that upon the arrival of police, officers made verbal contact with Gallegos outside the residents.

They began to negotiate with the subject while he remained inside the residence, according to the news release.

The suspect then allegedly exited the residence after some discussion and then began firing at officers.

An officer was injured after he was struck in the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

When Gallegos allegedly fired his weapon, officers returned fire, striking the subject.

Following the gunfire, Gallegos was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officer struck by gunfire is a seven-year police veteran.

A total of six police officers were involved with this incident and have been placed on administrative leave.

The Lansing Police Department said Tuesday in a news release the personnel move is consistent with departmental policy and procedure.

State police is handling the overall investigation.

One the state's investigation is complete, a departmental internal investigation is expected to be initiated.

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