Bizarre Shooting Spree Paralyzes Lansing Communities, Residents Assured Worst is Over
Lansing and East Lansing Police officials assuring the public this morning that shootings that resulted in the deaths of two men on Monday, were not random acts and that there is no need for fear.
In a press briefing today, those from both law enforcement agencies identified the victims of Monday's attacks and thanked a consolidated 9-1-1 emergency warning system for being able to efficiently alert the public to the shootings.
Schools in the entire East Lansing school district were put on lockdown to keep children safe. Roadways around the shootings were also blocked off to search for the suspect and preserve evidence.
Police this morning identified the man killed at the Rite Aid store just east of U.S. 127 as 35 year old Michael Adbo of Mason. Witnesses say he was shot after an altercation with a man wearing all black clothing.
"This was not a robbery for money...or drugs," said Lansing Police Chief Yankowski. He said the investigation is far from complete but robbery was not indicated as a possible motive.
The same was true officials say in their investigation into the murder of a second man less than a mile away at a home on Coolidge Road in East Lansing. There, the victim has been identified as 27 year old Jordan Daniel Rogers. Police say Rogers was able to run to the home of a neighbor to ask for help before collapsing. He died a short time later.
Officials again saying this was no random act, although they are not giving specifics of a motive for either crime at this time.
The alleged gunman is only being identified at this point as a 35 year old man, who was taken into custody without incident at his home on Coollidge Monday four hours after emergency personnel arrived on the scene.
He could be formally charged as early as tomorrow.
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