UPDATE: Police identify victim in fatal shooting


FILE – Police officers at a crime scene. (NEXSTAR)

LANSING — Lansing Police Department has identified the victim in the fatal shooting that occurred early Sunday morning as 43-year-old Demetrius Merrill Wright.

The police are still investigating the homicide and say there is no ongoing threat to the public. Detectives are asking anyone who has information on the homicide that occurred at the 400 block of E. Michigan just prior to the shooting to come forward.

Call the Lansing Police Department at 517-483-4600 or Detective Michael Looney at 517-483-6869 or Crime Stoppers at 517-483-7867 or send a message to the Lansing Police Department Facebook page (which is private).


Lansing, Mich. (WLNS)– One person is dead and another person is injured after a shooting in downtown Lansing.

It took place on East Michigan Avenue, where police say they received reports of a shooting around 1:45 a.m.

Officials say there was some type of altercation between two men. One of those men pulled out a gun and shot a 21-year-old man who suffered non-life threatening injuries.

A second man then intervened, shooting and killing a 43-year-old Lansing man.

Police have not released the names of the victims or the suspects, but are in the process of questioning those on scene.

“We do know that we have everyone that was initially involved in the shooting out here. So we’re trying to gather the facts before we move forward any type of complaints to the prosecutor’s office or anything to that effect,” Lansing Police Chief Daryl Green said.

Police believe this was not a random act and are deciding if it was self-defense or not. They’re asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Stay with 6 News as we bring you updates on air online when more details become available.

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