Kalamazoo, MI: On Saturday, October 8, 2016, at approximately 8:09 p.m., Kalamazoo Pubic Safety Officers responded to the area of Douglas Avenue and Summit Avenue for a citizen reporting a man threatening people in the area with a handgun. Public Safety Officers responded to the area and observed the male in question walking on Douglas Avenue. Officers made contact with the man suspected of carrying a gun, and during this contact the man admitted to being in possession of a loaded handgun. Although the man was illegally possessing a handgun, he complied with officers and was cooperative, making the potentially dangerous situation safer for all involved.
As a result of this investigation the man, a 30 year old Kalamazoo resident was arrested and charges of CCW and Possession of Marijuana are being sought. He was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.
Once again Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety would like to reiterate that through collaboration with community members and stakeholders such as this one, we as a city will continue to reduce crime, build and maintain trust, and provide the most efficient, effective, and professional public safety services available.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sgt. Derrick Turner
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139