LANSING (AP) – A man suspected of a home invasion kept police officers at bay for more than two hours in Lansing before he challenged them with a gun and was fatally shot, the police chief said Friday.
Terrozza Griffin, 24, was killed Thursday night after a standoff, a house fire and an exchange of gunfire, Chief Mike Yankowski said.READ MORE: MDOT: Final Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup Of 2021 Starts September 25
“We do believe that we have a justified police shooting at this time,” Yankowski told reporters.
Twelve officers were placed on administrative leave while state police investigate the shooting. Yankowski said all played a different role in the incident.
Officers responded to a call about someone inside a house. Police used a phone and other means to talk to Griffin. After two hours, officers noticed fire and smoke, entered the home and were met with gunfire, Yankowski said.READ MORE: Invasive Species Found After Mid-Michigan Dam Failures
The officers retreated but were challenged again before several officers fired at Griffin, the chief said.
The owner of the home told police that Griffin, a Lansing resident, had no reason to be there “at that point in time,” Yankowski said.
No officers were injured.MORE NEWS: Recall Effort Launched In Alma After Migrant Housing Vote
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