LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — Lansing city leaders are addressing recent incidents of gun violence in the city Monday at a news conference at police headquarters.
In just the last week, police have started investigations into three homicides involving guns. In 2023 so far, there have been seven gun-related homicides investigated in Lansing. Over the same time frame in 2022, there were eight homicides involving guns.
At Monday’s news conference, Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee said that violent crime in the city this year is down, but has increased in the last week. Lansing Mayor Andy Schor began the news conference by saying recent gun violence is “out of control.”
On July 30, police say 22-year-old Jose Flores was shot and killed. This happened on the 700 block of E. Kalamazoo St. Authorities arrested Aiden Wilson, 16, and Bradli Stoutmiles, 18, both of Lansing, and charged them as adults with 13 counts including open murder.
On August 3, police say, DePriest Morrell, 17, of Meridian Township, shot and killed D’Angelo Hayward. Hayward was found shot inside a car at the Boulevard West Apartments on Forest Road. Authorities arrested Morrell and will charge him with Open Murder as an adult.
One day later on August 4, police investigated a deadly shooting on Holmes Rd. in Lansing. Shortly before 10 p.m., the Lansing Fire Department found a 24-year-old man dead with an apparent gunshot wound.