Another tragic shooting out of the state of Michigan resulted in the death of a prominent democrat last Sunday.

Ted Lawson, secretary for the Ingham County Democratic Party, was shot and killed on October 8th.

The 63-year-old was out canvassing, when a 15-year-old allegedly asked him for money before shooting him.

Lawson was pronounced dead after Lansing Police responded to a 911 call about the shooting.

The juvenile suspect has been arrested, and will be charged as an adult according to police.


The mainstream media have been relatively silent on reporting this story.

CBS reported on the fatal shooting:

It was on Lansing’s north side where Ted Lawson, a canvasser and the secretary for the Ingham County Democratic Party, was shot and killed over the weekend.

The 63-year-old was passionate about advancing his party, and those who knew him personally tell CBS News Detroit his absence is a significant loss to his community.

“He was very close to his house, and then it’s my understanding is that a 15-year-old asked him for money and then shot him,” said Brian Jackson, chair of the Ingham County Democratic Party. “So it’s not really tied in any way to the candidate or what he was doing but being one of those random acts which is just such a tragedy, and you know there’s too many guns.”

Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane confirmed Lansing police have the suspect, a 15-year-old boy, in custody. The Lansing teen will be charged as an adult with open murder in the shooting death.

WILX has more:

A 15-year-old was arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of a secretary for the Ingham County Democratic Party.

On Sunday, Oct. 8, officers with the Lansing Police Department received a call on a shooting at Jenison Avenue near Theodore Street. A 63-year-old man from Lansing was found lying down on the sidewalk with a gunshot wound.

The man was identified as Theodore “Ted” Lawson, 63. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Lawson was a secretary for the Ingham County Democratic Party.

Yet another senseless tragedy has claimed a life in a state that many believe is being destroyed by liberal polices.

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