Kalamazoo, MI: On December 16th, 2016 at approximately 2245 hours. Kalamazoo Public Safety received a call of a person shot inside of a home in the 1100 block of S. Westnedge. PSO’s arrived on scene to find a 49 year old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the arm. The suspect had fled the scene on foot prior to officer’s arrival.
The investigation revealed the suspect came to the home and engaged the victim in an argument in which the suspect displayed a gun and shot the victim. The victim and the suspect are known to each other. A Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety K-9 was called to the scene and was able to track the suspect to a home in the 400 block of Den Adel. The occupants were contacted at this residence and confirmed the suspect was inside. The suspect refused to exit the home. The Kalamazoo Metro SWAT Team was called to the scene and the home was surrounded. A Police negotiator attempted to coax the suspect outside. After several hours, the suspect refused to exit and the Tactical Team with a Police K-9 entered the home. Upon entering the home, the suspect surrendered without incident. The suspect is a 27 year old Kalamazoo resident.
The victim was transported by Life Ambulance and was treated for his wound. Kalamazoo Public Safety is still investigating this incident and charges are forthcoming.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. Sean Gordon
Date: December 17th, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division 337-8139