Lansing Twp. releases officer’s name in fatal shooting

Associated Press

Lansing Township — Police have released the name of an officer who shot and killed a man during a traffic stop.

Lansing Township Chief Kay Hoffman said Monday in a release 16-year police veteran Eric Lapham shot 27-year-old Randall Minier Jr. once in the face.

Lapham and Officer Brad Braeutigam were involved in the Dec. 8 traffic stop. Both are on paid administrative leave.

Investigators have said Minier displayed a gun before he was shot in the rear of the stopped Chevrolet Monte Carlo.

But driver Tyrell Washington told the Lansing State Journal that Minier was not threatening officers and showed the gun simply to alert them he had it.

State police are conducting the investigation and will give any findings to the Ingham County prosecutor.