Kalamazoo, MI: On 12-09-15 at approximately 8:15 pm Kalamazoo Public Safety responded to the area of Ada and Woodbury in reference to the victim of a Larceny from Vehicle following the suspects’ car to this location. Once in the area of Woodbury and Ada one of the passengers of the suspect vehicle got out of the car, and the victim continued to follow the suspect car.
Pso Brian Veltman was arriving in the area at this time, and was approaching the intersection of Simpson and Ada. Pso Veltman then observed the passenger who had exited the suspect car firing a handgun at the victim’s car in the intersection. Pso Veltman attempted contact with the suspect but he fled on foot, and was apprehended in the 600 Block of W. North by Pso Veltman and Pso Reiber. The handgun was located a short distance away from the suspect as he had discarded it during the foot pursuit.
The suspect was identified as a 27 year old male Kalamazoo resident. He was arrested on the charges of Assault with Intent, Resisting and Obstructing, Felony Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail pending review by the Prosecutors office. The suspect vehicle fled the scene, and was not located.
Public Safety is requesting anyone with information about this crime to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, the Criminal Investigation Division at 337-8139, or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
Authority of Lt. Michael Kelley
Date: December 9th, 2015
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Capt. Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, (269) 337-8139