Kalamazoo, MI: On Friday, January 01, 2016, at approximately 3:45 A.M., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the area of Patterson and Woodward regarding a large crowd forming. KDPS dispatch began taking calls of shots being fired in the area as officers were arriving. Officers were checking the area on foot and observed a subject carrying a gun in his hand and then put it into his pocket. The suspect fled on foot upon seeing officers approaching. The suspect discarded the gun while being chased. He was apprehended shortly thereafter without further incident. The loaded semi-automatic handgun was recovered and found to have been stolen.
The suspect is a 22 year old Kalamazoo resident. He was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, resisting and obstructing, and felony firearm.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Lance Handlogten
Date: January 01, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139