On Thursday, September 19th around 8:00 pm, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers responded to the Fox Ridge Apartment complex to the area of building 1509. In the process of responding to a disturbance, officers observed a male subject with a firearm in his waistband. Public Safety officers contacted the subject he attempted to flee on foot into the building. Officers were able to take the suspect into custody after a brief struggle. During the foot pursuit, the suspect dropped a loaded semi-automatic firearm. This was recovered by officers and found to have been reported stolen out of Kalamazoo County. This male subject further had a dealer amount of packaged crack cocaine discovered on his person
The 27 year old Kalamazoo man was lodged at the Kalamazoo County jail for charges of Carrying a Concealed weapon, Felon in possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearm, Possession of a Stolen firearm, Resisting and Obstruction, and Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine.
Public Safety encourages anyone with information regarding this investigation to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, Silent Observer at 343-2100 or report online at www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sergeant Tim Millard