A 19-year-old Lansing man is facing assault and weapons charges after allegedly shooting a 17-year-old Lansing man.
Residents in the 500 block of W. Northrup called police about hearing gun shots around 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 6, 2017.
When officers arrived they didn't find a suspect, or a victim, but searched the area regardless. While they were their a local hospital contacted them about a victim with apparent gunshot wounds that had just arrived.
Investigating officers discovered that the shooting took place in front of a residence in that block of Northrup. The victim, and the suspect, knew each other and had gotten into a verbal argument which lead to the shooting. An undisclosed individual took the victim to the hospital.
Not long after that Officers identified the suspect in the shooting, and discovered his location. They made contact with Alston Lee Coward in South Lansing and arrested him without incident.
Monday morning charges were issued on Coward. He's facing assault with intent to murder, and weapons - felony firearm. His bond is set at $50,000. His next court date is scheduled in 54-A District Court for a probably cause conference on 10/20/17 at 8:30 a.m. The preliminary exam is set for 10/26/17 at 8:30 a.m.