UPDATE 10 a.m. Tue. Oct. 10: Lansing police arrest teen for weekend deadly shooting

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — A 63-year-old man died following a shooting over the weekend in Lansing.

The Lansing Police Department identified the man as Theodore “Ted” Lawson, of Lansing. Lawson was a well-known member and secretary of the Ingham County Democratic Party.

Ted Lawson (WLNS)

“This breaks our heart, we loved you Ted Lawson and you will be missed,” the Ingham County Democratic Party wrote on its Facebook page. “He cared so much for his country and community, and gave much of his time and treasure.”

Police responded to a shooting Sunday at 3:01 p.m. on the 1100 block of North Jenison Avenue, discovering Lawson who was wounded from a gunshot. Lawson was taken to a nearby hospital with assistance from the Lansing Fire Department where he later died.

Police on North Jenison Street in Lansing on Sunday. (Photo/WLNS).
Police on North Jenison Avenue in Lansing on Sunday. (Photo/WLNS).

So far, police have made no arrests and are still working to determine more details.

So terrible to hear that Ted Lawson was killed over the weekend in Lansing while doing what he has done for so many candidates, including myself: knocking (on) doors and getting out the vote,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-7th Dist.) wrote on X. “Ted was one of the most involved community members I’ve ever met and regularly volunteered his time for projects that improved mid-Michigan. This is a huge blow to the Lansing community, and my heart goes out to Ted’s loved ones and all who knew him.”

Anybody with information about the homicide may contact LPD at 517-483-4600, and choose option five, or call Detective Kristi Pratl at 517-483-6835, or message LPD through its Facebook page.