On January 25, 2017 around 2:47pm., Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the 4000 block of W Michigan on a 911 call of a man with a gun. The caller had observed a male holding a handgun, in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The caller then observed the male get into a vehicle that had left the apartment complex. As officers were checking the area the vehicle returned to the apartment complex. Contact was made with the occupants and a Berretta 9mm handgun was located on the front seat passenger.
A Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer recognized the driver from a shots fired investigation in November of 2016. The officer was able to gain a confession from the driver of his involvement in that unsolved incident. A third occupant of the vehicle was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Thanks to the alert citizen, a 19 year old male was arrested for carrying a concealed firearm. A 20 year old male will be facing charges related to the November weapons violation and also possession of marijuana.
Anyone have information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Authority: Lt Anthony Morgan
Date: January 25, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139