Police say Blackman Township homicide suspect shoots himself in parking lot

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UPDATE: (11:49 a.m.) — The Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety says that Lane Hines shot himself in the parking lot of Advanced Auto Parts on Prospect Street in Jackson.

Police say they got a call from the auto parts business this morning around 9:10 a.m. saying that a car matching the description of the homicide suspect was in their parking lot.

Units from the Jackson Police Department, Jackson County Sheriff’s Department and Blackman-Leoni Public Safety then went to the scene.

The car had the windows covered from the inside and when a negotiator tried to get anyone inside to come out, no one responded.

Then officers heard what they thought was a gunshot. Officers then went up to the car, and saw that the suspect, Lance Hines, had shot himself.

They disarmed Hines and administered medical aid and he was taken to Henry Ford Allegiance Hospital by Jackson Community Ambulance.

That is the latest information we have and we will continue to update you as we learn more.


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) — The Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety’s Detective Bureau is searching for male suspect, Lance James Hines, in a homicide that occurred in Blackman Township Thursday morning.

Hines is a 31-year-old white man from Jackson. He is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Hines has brown hair and brown eyes. 

Hines was last seen driving a grey 2012 Toyota Prius. 

Around 11:19 a.m. Thursday morning, officers with the Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety responded to reports of a gunshot victim on the 1400 block of Longfellow Ave in Blackman Township.

Officers found a man with a gunshot wound in his chest and administered life-saving treatment but were unsuccessful.

According to the Blackman-Leoni Department of Public Safety’s Detective Bureau, Hines is to be considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information as to his whereabouts is advised to call 911 or Detective Sergeant, Bob Shrock at (517) 788-4223. 

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