Dramatic footage of a suspect shooting at Lansing police was released to the public, giving an up-close look at a scary situation for officers.
On March 31, Lansing police were looking for a man by the name of Michael Magik Jones after a report of shots fired in south Lansing. Authorities believed they found him walking north near the intersection of MLK Boulevard and Dunlap Street.
Dashboard cam video shows authorities pulling up to Jones and once stopped, a Lansing police officer gets out and approaches him yelling out, “Lansing police, stop!” Once she called out, Jones turns and fires his weapon and runs. You can see dirt near the officer kick-up from the bullet that was fired at her.
Footage from the body-cam of the officer who exchanged fire with Jones shows the same scene, but from a different angle. The officer returned fire twice, but missed, and was not hurt in the incident.
Jones managed to get away at the time of the initial exchange of gunfire, but an hour later he was located by an MSP helicopter. Lansing officials say, when the department’s tactical team approached Jones he fired at them causing officers to return fire and critically wounded him at the time. None of the officers during the second gunfire exchange had body-cams on.
Jones has since been released from the hospital and faces many charges, including attempted first degree murder.