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Posted on: April 25, 2022

ELPD Statement on Officer-Involved Shooting at 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — At approximately 6:36 p.m. on Monday, April 25, officers with the East Lansing Police Department (ELPD) were dispatched to the Meijer store at 1350 W. Lake Lansing Road in East Lansing in response to a weapons complaint.

The caller indicated a male subject pulled a gun out of a car, stuck it in his pocket and went into the store. ELPD officers arrived on scene and observed a subject in the store that matched the description given by the caller. A foot pursuit occurred, with the subject and officers exiting out of the store. The officers encountered the subject and shots were fired. The subject was struck and was transported to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition. There were no other injuries at the scene. A weapon was recovered at the scene and the scene is secure at this time.

Assisting agencies at the scene included the Michigan State University Police Department, Lansing Police Department, Lansing Township Police Department, Meridian Township Police Department and Michigan State Police.

This is an ongoing investigation. As this is an officer-involved shooting, per ELPD’s policy, two officers are being placed on paid administrative leave and the investigation is being taken over by the Michigan State Police. One officer has 2 years of service and the other officer has 2.5 years of service. Further questions should be referred to the Michigan State Police.   

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