Sean Ernest Ruis Death – The police reports on the tragedy in Lansing-area party store involving a 77-year-old man who was stabbed and his 43-year-old alleged assailant who was later shot by the police on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
According to the Michigan police, the incident occurred when two men-the 77-year-old masked Lansing man and the 43-year-old unmasked Grand Ledge man identified as Sean Ernest Ruis got into a mask argument.
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The report says, during the argument, Ruis who had been refused service at the store because he was unmasked, stabbed the Lansing man and fled the scene.
The Eaton County sheriff’s deputies were informed about the incident shortly after 6:45 a.m and they stopped Ruis on Jerryson Drive in Delta Township shortly before 7:15 a.m.
Ruis came out of his vehicle and approached a deputy with a knife. The deputy backed up and shot Ruis injuring him.
The deputy is a 22-year-old veteran of the Eaton County Sheriff’s Department.
Ruis later died at the hospital during surgery while the Lansing man is in stable condition.
This is reported as the second incident in Michigan over face mask that has ended in death.
Investigation is ongoing and handled by the Michigan State Police on both Tuesday’s stabbing and the officer-involved shooting.