LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — In a recent statement, Lansing Police Department Chief Ellery Sosebee shed light on the murder of Ted Lawson, the Ingham County Democratic Party Secretary, and the subsequent arrest of a 15-year-old Lansing boy as the primary suspect. While investigations into the case are still ongoing, this tragedy has once again highlighted the issue of youth involvement in violent crimes.
Chief Sosebee condemned the “senseless murder” of Theodore Lawson and emphasized that a small faction of violent offenders is responsible for such heinous acts. He lamented the lack of accountability and disregard for consequences exhibited by these youthful offenders. Prosecutor Dewane’s firm stance on gun violence was also commended by Sosebee.
According to the evidence gathered thus far, it appears that the suspect’s motive was an attempted robbery aimed at obtaining money from the victim. However, there is no indication to suggest any political motive or affiliation in this case.
The suspect, Lamar Kemp, was booked and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of Ted Lawson. In a recent development, a judge ruled that Kemp will be charged as an adult, a decision made after careful consideration of the severity of the offense and Kemp’s previous interactions with the court system.
Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane expressed concern about the rising number of youthful offenders involved in illegal gun possession and both fatal and non-fatal gun violence incidents throughout the county. Dewane highlighted the need to address this issue effectively to prevent further tragic incidents from occurring.
The shooting occurred on Sunday at around 3:01 p.m. on the 1100 block of North Jenison Avenue. Lawson was discovered critically injured and was rushed to a nearby hospital with the assistance of the Lansing Fire Department. Sadly, he succumbed to his injuries later on.
As the investigation progresses, more details may emerge regarding the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident. The court proceedings for Lamar Kemp are scheduled to continue on October 20, where further information may come to light.
Q: What is the status of the suspect, Lamar Kemp?
A: Lamar Kemp has been charged with murder and is being held with other adults in the Ingham County jail.
Q: Was the shooting politically motivated?
A: There is no evidence or information to suggest that the shooting was politically motivated. The current evidence points to an attempted robbery as the primary motive.
Q: Why was Lamar Kemp charged as an adult?
A: The decision to charge Lamar Kemp as an adult was made after careful consideration of the nature of the offense and Kemp’s previous interactions with the court system.
Q: What are the next steps in the legal proceedings?
A: Lamar Kemp is scheduled to appear in court again on October 20, at which point more information may be revealed during the proceedings.