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Lansing police identify 2 killed in apparent murder-suicide

December 19, 2017

Police work the scene of an apparent murder-suicide near South Lansing on the 2700 block of Marion Ave., in Lansing, Mich., Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lansing police say a couple has been shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide.

Police spokesman Robert Merritt says 47-year-old Derrick Morell Smith of Lansing is believed to have chased and shot his 39-year-old wife, Adriann Lakisha Smith, before turning the gun on himself.

Merritt says officers initially dispatched on a reported domestic dispute on the city’s south side about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday found the two dead in a roadway and a gun with the bodies.

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