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The Michigan State shooter who killed 3 students and injured 5 others has been identified as 43-year-old Anthony McRae.
He was located “shortly after” the on-campus shooting and died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Michigan State University Police said a caller’s tip led law enforcement to the suspect.
Anthony Dwayne McRae a 43 year old Lansing man previously arrested in East Lansing for possession of a firearm & released after serving one day, opened fire on campus, killing 3 and critically injuring 5 more. McRae’s rap sheet is below pic.twitter.com/un8yYqGUFf
— John (@JohnFusca1776) February 14, 2023
McRae was on probation for 18 months until May 2021 for possessing a loaded, concealed gun without a permit.
Police confronted McRae about 5 miles from campus in an industrial area, where he killed himself following Monday night’s shooting.
"I cannot believe I'm doing this again"
Representative Elissa Slotkin gives 2nd mass shooting press conference in 15 months
As MSU shooter who murdered 3/wounded 5 is named as Anthony McRae, 43
Well, Mrs. Slotkin, why don't you address the elephant in the room
MENTAL ILLNESS~ pic.twitter.com/moyuzsJQtX
— EdoIsHip (@HipIsEdo) February 14, 2023
This will be the guy, address belongs to a Michael Mcrae, police did a wellfare check last week sometime. My guess would be due to mental illness. Said his son lives/lived with him. Anthony McRaes Facebook has been deactivated. #msushooter pic.twitter.com/jyTSzx1CZA
— Gamebred Juice (@abferg1299) February 14, 2023
“It was shortly after we released it that he was recognized by an alert citizen,” Rozman said. “And that was exactly what we were trying to achieve by releasing that picture, was to generate immediate tips for this person that was mobile, that we had no idea where he was at that point.”
“It was a caller’s tip that led law enforcement to that suspect in the city of Lansing,” Michigan State University Police and Public Safety Deputy Chief Chris Rozman said.