UPDATE: Lansing man charged after 3-year-old shot

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An Ingham County Prosecutor has brought charges against a 26-year-old Lansing man after a 3-year-old was shot.

Lamarko Joseph faces one count of second-degree child abuse, one count of felon in possession of a weapon and two counts of felony firearms. He is being held on $10,000 bond.

The shooting occurred Dec. 13 at the 5500 block of S. Martin L. King Blvd.

Joseph is in police custody on an unrelated charge.

Joseph is next scheduled in 54-A District court in front of Judge Alderson on the following:

Probable Cause: 12/26/19 @ 1:00 p.m.

Preliminary Exam: 1/2/20 @ 9:00 a.m.


Lansing Police responded to a shooting involving a 3-year-old Tuesday evening in Lansing’s south side.

Police were dispatched to the 5500 block of S. Martin Luther King Blvd. at approximately 8:47 p.m. where they found a 3-year-old male with a gun-shot wound to his head.

The child was having difficulties breathing.

Officers secured the child and transported him to a local hospital as the assisting officer began investigating the scene and interviewing subjects.

As the child was being transported to the hospital, officers contacted the Lansing Fire Department medics and were advised by the medics to meet at Martin Luther King Blvd. and Holmes Rd. where the child was transferred to the medics.

The child is in critical condition at a local hospital.

Lansing detectives are still investigating the shooting.

All individuals involved with this shooting have been accounted for and there is no ongoing threat to the community. Investigators are putting together the sequence of events that led up to this shooting and are not ruling out this may have been an accidental self-inflicted situation.


LANSING (WLNS) — Lansing Police are investigating a possible shooting involving a small child.

The incident took place outside of an apartment complex on Lansing’s south side at approximately 8:45 p.m. Tuesday evening on the 5500 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

6 News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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