KDPS seeks help identifying assault suspect
At 10:55 p.m. on October 12, 2019, officers responded to a report of an assault in the area of E Michigan Ave / Farmers Alley. The victim told the responding officers that she was walking on E Michigan when she was assaulted by an unknown male. A passerby witnessed the assault and intervened. The suspect stopped his attack and fled on foot. He was not located. A second witness told officers that he had observed the suspect following the victim immediately prior to the attack.
Nearby surveillance cameras captured the below images of the suspect. KDPS asks that anyone who recognizes the person in these images please contact Kalamazoo Central Dispatch at (269) 488-8911, or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100
By authority of: Sgt. Charles Mason
Due to information and several tips from citizens, the suspect was identified as a 30 year old Kalamazoo man. An arrest warrant was sought and obtained for his arrest in reference to this assault. On October 23, 2019, the suspect was located and arrested in the City of Kalamazoo. The suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail while awaiting arraignment.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety would like to thank the public for their assistance with identifying and locating this suspect.
Anyone having additional information regarding this incident or a similar incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100