Kalamazoo, MI: On March 29, 2017, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) officers were dispatched to the 1700 block of N Church St regarding a domestic assault with a firearm. KDPS dispatch advised that the suspect used a handgun during the incident and fled the scene. Officers made contact with the victim to gather additional information and set up a perimeter for a K-9 track.
Kalamazoo Public Safety officers observed the suspect walking back toward the initial scene and arrested him for domestic assault. Officers were not able to locate a firearm at that time. The residence was secured while officers applied for a search warrant. The search warrant was ultimately signed and executed. No one else was located inside the home.
A search of the residence revealed a stolen .380 caliber handgun, matching the one used in the assault. Officers also located additional .380 caliber ammunition, crack cocaine, marijuana and US Currency.
The suspect, a 29 year old Kalamazoo resident, was arrested and lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail for Felony Domestic Assault. Officers are also submitting charges for drug and weapons violations. Kalamazoo Public Safety officers are still investigating leads and other potential suspects in the case.
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: March 29, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139