On September 5, 2016, at about 0449 hours, Dispatch received two reports of 6-8 shots fired in the 1300 block of N. Burdick Street. Public Safety Officers responded to the area and located the offender in a parking lot. Officers ordered the offender to stop. The offender ran and was taken into custody about two blocks later. During the foot chase, the officers observed movements indicating that he had thrown something.
A Public Safety K9 responded and conducted an article search to try and find what was thrown. The K9 located a stolen .25 semi-automatic handgun in a tall grassy area where the offender was taken into custody. The offender a 20-year-old Kalamazoo resident was arrested and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on charges of Resisting an Officer, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Felony, and an outstanding warrant.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt. Diaz
Date: September 5, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety 337-8139