Lansing Police Active Shooter Press Release
The following information is preliminary and subject to change as this investigation continues. Here is the relevant video regarding the Lansing police active shooter which will provide you with a brief overview of the officer-involved shooting that occurred on 1/5/2023. This video is intended to help you better understand the circumstances that led to this incident.
On 1/5/23 at approximately 5:00 PM, the Lansing Police Department received multiple 911 calls from citizens reporting that a man was in the area of the 2000 block of Irene and pointed a gun at them. Three members of the Michigan State Police and one Lansing Police Officer arrived shortly thereafter and could hear active gunfire in the neighborhood and advised residents to stay in their homes.
While moving towards the gunfire, they observed a man matching the description provided by a 911 caller, the subject produced a handgun and threatened the officers while advancing towards them, which resulted in an officer involved shooting.
The Michigan State Police are investigating the shooting. As the investigating agency, the Michigan State Police have possession of all evidence involved in this case. Once the Michigan State Police have completed their investigation into the shooting and there is no likelihood of impeding the criminal investigation, the Lansing Police Department will initiate its internal investigation into policy compliance.
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