On November 9, 2017, at approximately 6:40am, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the call of multiple gunshots in the 100 Block of E. Emerson. On arrival officers found multiple victims suffering gunshot wounds. The incident is currently being investigated by the Kalamazoo Public Safety Operations Division and Criminal Investigation Division. The suspect in the shooting is accounted for and there is no immediate danger to the public.
Update #1: On arrival to the call of shots fired officers located three gunshot victims. One adult male, one adult female and a child. The male and the female have been pronounced deceased by medical personnel. The child is listed in critical condition and life saving measures are currently underway.
Update #2: On November 9th, 2017, at approximately 6:40am, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety responded to a 911 call of multiple gunshots in the 100 block of E. Emerson St. As officers arrived they encountered a traumatic scene involving three victims, all suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers immediately began lifesaving measures, securing the scene, and initiating an investigation. It was later learned, Nicholas Allen Mitchell, a 40 year old Kalamazoo resident had an argument with the mother of his child, Ms. Julina Gale Gibson, a 30 year old Kalamazoo resident.
During this altercation, Mr. Mitchell is believed to have produced a gun, shooting his 4 year old son, Nicholas Jeffrey Mitchell, Ms. Gibson, and then turning the gun on himself. Ms. Gibson and Mr. Mitchell Jr. were pronounced dead shortly after officers were called to the scene. Nicholas Jeffery Mitchell (4year old) succumbed to his injuries late last night at Bronson Methodist Hospital.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety would like to extend our condolences to the surrounding family and friends of all involved in this horrific incident.
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8139 or Silent Observed at 343-2100.
Authority: Ex. Lt. Brad Misner
Date: November 10, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139