Date: April 30, 2018
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Shannon Bagley, Criminal Investigation Division, 337-8139
Kalamazoo, MI: On Tuesday April 29, 2018 at approximately 10:35 PM, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the 1200 block of Hays Park in reference to a vehicle that was just stolen at gunpoint.
When officers arrived contact was made with two victims who reported two unknown subjects approached them in the alleyway attempting to sell them marijuana. When the victims refused to purchase the drugs one of the suspects produced a handgun and fired a single gunshot into the ground. The subject who fired the gun fled on foot from the scene. The second subject stole the victim’s vehicle and left the area. The stolen vehicle was quickly located by officers. After a brief vehicle pursuit, the suspect was involved in a minor crash and then fled on foot. Portage Department of Public Safety K9 unit responded and attempted a track however the suspect was not located.
The suspect who fired the handgun was described as a light skinned black male with short brown curly hair. This subject is approximately 6 ft tall wearing a grey sweatshirt and blue jeans.
The second subject who fled from the stolen car was described as a dark skinned black male approximately 5’8″ – 5’10″ with his hair worn in dreads. He was further described as wearing a black sweatshirt and black sweat pants. Both suspects are described as being in there 20’s.
This incident is still under investigation. Anyone who may have information regarding this incident is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994, Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sgt. Ryan Preston