UPDATE: Police identify victim in accident turned into homicide investigation

UPDATE (Tuesday 2:05 p.m.) – Lansing Police have identified the victim in what was first thought was a fatal car accident but later was determined to be a homicide.

Diamond Wallace, 33, of Lansing was found in a car just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning on the 600 block of W. Lapeer in Lansing.

Wallace was taken to a local hospital where he later died.

At first investigators believed he had been a victim of a single vehicle crash but they soon discovered evidence that indicated Wallace had been shot.

On Monday an autopsy confirmed that he had been shot.

Lansing Police and the Michigan State Police are investigating the homicide.

Anyone with information in regard to this crime is encouraged to call Trooper Jay Barkley at 517-483-4495 or CRIME STOPPERS at 517-483-7867

UPDATE: Earlier today an autopsy was performed on the victim. Autopsy results determined the cause of death was from a gunshot wound and has ruled this death a homicide.

Lansing Police along with Michigan State Police are actively investigating this homicide. They continue to gather information and interview witnesses to determine what events lead up to the homicide.

Anyone with information in regard to this crime is encouraged to call Trooper Jay Barkley at 517-483-4495 or CRIME STOPPERS at 517-483-7867 or Private

LANSING – A 33 year-old Lansing man has been pronounced dead after his vehicle hit multiple trees early Sunday morning.

The accident happened in the 600 block of West Lapeer Street just before 4:00am.

Lansing Police say OnStar alerted the Ingham County Dispatch Center to a crash with airbag deployment in the area.

When officers arrived on scene they found tracks leading from the roadway, through several lawns, and coming to a stop in front of a large tree.

The driver was the only person in the vehicle, and it appears he was travelling at a high rate of speed.

The victim’s name has not been released.

 

 

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