Kalamazoo, MI: Early Friday morning, February 5th, 2016, at approximately 12:30a.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to a house in the 800 blk. of Gibson on a report of a domestic assault. The suspect was reported to be armed with a handgun but was arrested without incident after he surrendered.
The female victim was able to exit the home to the safety of officers: the suspect, a 32 year old male from Kalamazoo, remained inside the house and refused to comply with police orders. The suspect has 69 involvements with KDPS, is a known gang member, and has over ten prior offenses for assault and resisting police.
Officers surrounded the house and attempted to convince the suspect to peacefully surrender; the suspect refused to come out. Because he was considered armed, dangerous, and refused to comply with officers, Kalamazoo Metro SWAT was summoned.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the residence. The suspect exited the house and was taken into custody without incident. Evidence was later seized from the residence. Charges relating to domestic assault and another felony charge are pending after review of this case by the prosecutor’s office.
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 Scott Boling
Date: February 5th, 2015
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139