Photo and Name of MSU Shooter Released After Killing 3 Students

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.

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.

“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.