Wednesday, October 22, 2014
"LANSING, MI — A domestic dispute in a hospital parking lot left two people from Lansing dead Tuesday morning.
"Police are calling the incident a murder/suicide. They said Johnnie Conner Jr., a 44-year-old Lansing man, killed Bessie Saline Rodriguez, a 43-year-old Lansing woman, shortly after 7 a.m. and then killed himself in a rear parking lot at McLaren Greater Lansing's orthopedic hospital off South Pennsylvania Avenue. Police recovered a firearm at the scene.
"Rodriguez worked at the hospital.
"Few other details were released, such as the relationship between the two or what sparked the domestic incident. But Lansing police Public Information Officer Robert Merritt said more information may be released Wednesday.
"`Detectives are still trying to work through some things,` Merritt said Tuesday afternoon. Earlier, he said police are not looking for other suspects.
"`We're confident that we have all accounted parties involved,` he said.
"Police were called just after 7 a.m. and found both individuals unresponsive in the parking lot. Conner was pronounced dead at the scene and the woman died later at another local hospital."
Posted by tsc at 12:07 PM