On Thursday December 24, 2015 at 7:38 pm., Lansing Police personnel responded to the 5900 block of Selfridge, in southwest Lansing, for a report of a home invasion in progress where a man was seen entering a window of the home.
Officers arrived promptly and established a perimeter around the residence. Soon after they confirmed at least one male subject was inside.
Officers engaged the subject in dialog for nearly two hours.
At 2149 hrs officers' report seeing fire inside the residence. A team of officers entered the residence to secure the subjects inside and protect them from the threat of fire.
Upon doing so, officers were met with gun fire. They retreated to the outside but soon after encountered the accused subject who challenged them with a firearm resulting in him being shot by police officers.
Officers secured the subject, removed him and themselves from the progressive fire and immediately began rendering medical aid. Lansing Fire Department who were already staged, responded promptly to extinguish the blaze and transported the subject to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The deceased subject is a 24 year old Lansing man.
Following standard protocol, Lansing Police contacted the Michigan State Police who will be handling the investigation in full. At this time there is no outstanding threat to the public safety but this is an ongoing investigation. Anyone having information that may be valuable is directed to contact the Michigan State Police 1st District Investigators.
A press conference with Lansing Police Chief Mike Yankowski is planned for December 25th at 12pm, Lansing Police Headquarters, 120 W. Michigan Ave Lansing, MI.