On November 20, 2017, at approximately 3:25pm, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the call of an armed robbery in the 1900 Block of Portage St. On arrival officers made contact with witnesses that observed the suspect run into a house, also in the 1900 Block of Portage St. This house was in very close proximity to the Washington Writers Academy School. The school was notified and advised to go into lockdown for the safety of the students. Approximately 15 minutes later the suspect in the armed robbery was taken into custody without incident. Once the scene was determined to be safe the school was advised they could release the lockdown. Officers are still on scene conducting the investigation but there is no immediate danger to the public.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.
Date: November 20, 2017
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139