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Police Believe Gunman In Deadly Shooting Is Still At Large

Posted: Updated: Dec 20, 2011 11:09 PM EST

Around 3:30 Tuesday afternoon Desmond Dorris was shot and killed at the downtown Lansing CATA Bus Station. The shooter fled the scene on foot before police arrived on the scene. 

Police are still looking for the shooter. Since the shooting happened in broad daylight at the station, a number of people saw the whole thing unfold. Some riders say they don't feel safe at the CATA Bus Station.

"It's too early to discuss possible motives, we are putting the pieces together and it's coming together quite nicely but there's still a lot of missing pieces we need to put together," said Captain Ray Hall, Lansing Police Department.

The suspect is described as a black man in his late 20's. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, green army jacket, white shoes and black pants. Police say he ran away, heading southwest.

At one point, they believed they'd found the suspect riding in a car.

"The rear passenger certainly did match that description so when we had the vehicle pulled over the person that matched the description jumped out of the back seat, ran across the street over here to Shaheens... at that time at least one shot was fired," said Captain Hall.

Police say that shot was fired at them, but at this point they say it's unlikely he's their man.

As for some passengers, they say they're not surprised to hear there was trouble at the bus station. 

"I've witnessed several fights up here, there's drug activity going on as well as prostitution and I just wish something could be done because there's children up here and they could get hurt too," said Carl Bonds, a long-time CATA rider.

The director of CATA says they have cameras along with trained security at the bus station at all times to make sure riders are safe.

Police are doing all they can to find the real shooter and put him behind bars.

If you have any information related to the case call 911.

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