River Rouge man killed at Ypsilanti apartment complex near EMU - KMSP-TV

River Rouge man killed at Ypsilanti apartment complex near EMU

Posted: Updated:
John Lawrence was killed at the Peninsular Place apartment complex in Ypsilanti.  Police have two suspects in custody. John Lawrence was killed at the Peninsular Place apartment complex in Ypsilanti. Police have two suspects in custody.
YPSILANTI, Mich. (WJBK) -

A 20-year-old man and woman are in custody after a man was killed in Ypsilanti near the Eastern Michigan University campus.

"There [were] quite a few police cars, ambulance, fire trucks, and a lot of people dispersed as soon as the police... got there," said Luis Diaz.

The Peninsular Place resident saw the emergency crews swarming the apartment complex Sunday night.

"I saw the ambulances last night when I was walking home from work, and [I was] just thinking... I hope no one died again," said Gabrielle Grant, who also lives in the complex.

This is the same apartment complex where EMU student Julia Niswinder was found murdered back in December.  Her murder remains unsolved.

This time the victim was a 46-year-old father from River Rouge.  He was reportedly trying to help his 19-year-old daughter, who was arguing with her roommate over their lease.  That 20-year-old roommate and her 20-year-old boyfriend could be facing murder charges.

The victim, John Lawrence, died from blunt force trauma.  Police are reportedly investigating if a frying pan was used in his death.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • General Motors profit declines 85% in 2Q

    General Motors profit declines 85% in 2Q

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:43 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:43:10 GMT
     General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
     General Motors says second-quarter profit fell 85 percent as recall costs chopped $1.5 billion from the bottom line.
  • Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attacked him

    Livonia man dies after 2 dogs attacked him

    Thursday, July 24 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-24 19:18:03 GMT
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
    A 46-year-old Livonia man was killed Wednesday evening after he was attacked by two dogs while jogging in Metamora.
  • Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Porch shooter: I didn't know gun was loaded

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-24 16:48:56 GMT
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch immediately suggested to police it was an accident and that he didn't know his shotgun was loaded, according to recorded remarks played in court Thursday.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices