Kalamazoo, MI: On Friday, September 16th, 2016, at approximately 12:12p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the 1300 block of N. Rose St on a report of shots fired into a residence. Officers determined that the shots fired were directed at a driver of a parked vehicle in the road, not into a residence. The driver of the vehicle that had been shot at had left the area before officers arrived. During a canvas of the area, officers located two spent .40 caliber shell casings located in roadway. Witnesses reported that a black SUV was seen fleeing from the scene after the gunshots.
Approximately one hour after the incident, officers received information from the victim who was the target of the shooting and were able to identify the suspect. Officers were not able to locate the suspect at the time.
On September 17th, 2016 a search warrant was obtained and served at an address located in the 1200 Block of Lakeway Ave. Officers arrested the suspect without incident. A search of the residence revealed two loaded handguns and marijuana. Additionally, shell casings matching the ones recovered from the scene were located in the suspect’s black SUV.
The suspect, a 19 year old Kalamazoo resident, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. Charges will be submitted to the Kalamazoo Prosecutors office for assault with intent to commit murder, felony firearm, CCW, discharge of a firearm from a motor vehicle, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Two other individuals were arrested on unrelated warrants.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
By authority of: Sgt. Justin Wonders
Date: September 19th, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139