Shots fired between police and suspect near Meridian mall, suspect in custody

The suspect, a 32 year-old male from Okemos, barricaded himself on the roof of the Chili’s restaurant. Officers set up a perimeter and began negotiations with the suspect. The area was locked down and a number of people were moved to areas of safety.

The Ingham Regional Special Response Team responded to the area to assist. The suspect fired one round during the incident. Officers used extreme restraint and did not return fire. The suspect was taken into custody using less lethal means by the Response Team. The suspect was transported by ambulance for medical treatment. No one else was injured as a result of the standoff.

The Meridian Township Police Department would like to thank several agencies for their assistance during the incident including the Michigan State University Police Department, the East Lansing Police Department, the Ingham County Sheriff’s Department, the Michigan State Police, Ingham County Dispatch Center as well as the Meridian Township and East Lansing Fire Department.

Police say this investigation is ongoing and anyone with additional information regarding this incident is requested to contact the Meridian Township Police Department at 517.853.4800 or submit an anonymous tip through the Police Department’s social media sites.

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