Former Marine now Firefighter killed in deliberate hit and run
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(Photo: Dave Wasinger/Lansing State Journal)[/caption]Dennis Rodeman a seven year veteran of the Lansing Fire Department and Marine Corps Veteran was struck by a vehicle during a fill the boot campaign. ABC 7 Detroit reported:(WXYZ) - A Lansing firefighter has been killed in a hit-and-run crash that happened while he was participating in a fundraiser.Dennis Rodeman was hit at the intersection of Cedar Street and Jolly Road, west of Michigan State University. Other firefighters on the scene for the fundraiser rushed to help him, but the 7 year veteran was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.Rodeman was 35-years-old.
A 22-year-old Lansing man is in police custody, after fleeing the scene. Police were able to locate his vehicle due to the help of witnesses and 911 Center coordination.After the vehicle was located, the suspect attempted to run from police. He ultimately stopped about 4 miles away in the 3100 block of Lawdor, where he tried to flee officers on foot. He was ultimately taken into custody at that location.Police believe the suspect intentionally hit Rodeman. He is expected to face open murder charges.See the full story from ABC 7 Detroit including a statement from Lansing Mayor Virg Bernaro.[mwi-cat-listing cat="94" ppp="4" cols="4" desc="false" type="view" btn_color="black" ]