A Michigan man shot his wife dead, seriously injured his daughter and killed the family dog with a shotgun Sunday, before he was killed by police.
The man identified as 53-year-old Igor Lanis gunned down his 56-year-old wife and shot and injured their 25-year-old daughter at the family’s Walled Lake home early Sunday, before getting into a shoot-out with cops, according to local reports.
The daughter called 911 at 4:11 a.m. saying her father had shot her and killed her mother, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard told reporters at a press conference, according to The Detroit News.
Officers, who did not have the family’s exact address, responded to the 1200 block of Glenwood Court and were speaking with a neighbor when they heard gunshots coming from a home next door, Bouchard said.
As the cops moved in on the house, Lanis ran out the front door with a shotgun and began firing at the officers.
The officers returned fire and shot Lanis, killing him, Bouchard said.
They rushed into the house and found the man’s wounded and bleeding daughter trying to crawl out of the home.
She had been shot in the back and legs, suffering “super traumatic injuries,” he said. She was rushed to the hospital and is in stable condition.
Her mother was found dead inside the house. She had been shot at least four times. Police didn’t release her name.
The family dog was also found dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
“This is terribly sad on so many levels,” Bouchard said.
He said the crazed father may have continued his shooting spree if police had not intercepted and killed him.
“I think there was a danger to anybody,” Bouchard said at the press conference Sunday afternoon. “He had his keys with him so who knows where he was headed.”
Lanis’ second child who also lived at the family’s Oakland County house was not home at the time of the shooting.
Investigators did not provide details on what led to the deadly shooting, but said Lanis had been “more agitated” than normal in the past year. He had no criminal record and no protective orders against him.
The incident was the Walled Lake Police Department’s first police-involved shooting in the history of the department, according to Bouchard.
No officers were struck or injured in the exchange of gunfire, he said.
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