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Michigan Democrat Shot to Death by Teenager

According to police, a 15-year-old boy shot and killed a well-known Michigan Democrat on Sunday after he gave him a dollar.

The Lansing State Journal stated on Monday that Theodore “Ted” Lawson was the victim and that the shooter was Lamar Patrick Kemp. Lawson was killed while door-to-door canvassing for a Lansing city council candidate, according to the source.

According to the Journal, Ingham County Prosecutor John Dewane announced to the media that given the seriousness of the offense, he was charging the adolescent as an adult.

According to the source, Lansing Police Chief Ellery Sosebee indicated the teen’s motivations were not political.

“The senseless murder of Theodore Lawson speaks to the careless mindset of a very small section of our most violent offenders … It is too often [that] these acts of violence are by youthful offenders with no value of consequence or accountability. I applaud Prosecutor Dewane for his firm stance on gun violence,” Sosebee reportedly said.

Tributes poured out across social media after news of Lawson’s death broke.

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