Armed Home Invasion, suspect in custody
Kalamazoo, MI: On Monday January 13th, 2020 at 2:15 A.M. the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety (KDPS) responded to the 100 block of Burr Oak St for a report of an armed home invasion in progress. It was reported that the residents of the home were holding the suspect on the ground inside the residence. Officers arrived within minutes and took the suspect into custody.
Residents had heard noise outside the home and opened the door to find a subject pointing a handgun at them demanding that they hand over property. The suspect entered the apartment and began searching the dwelling when the victims realized the gun was a fake and confronted the suspect, disarming him and holding him on the ground until police arrived. The suspect received minor injuries from the altercation, the victims were not harmed.
As a result of this investigation, an 18 year old male Kalamazoo resident was arrested on a variety of felony charges.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8120 or Silent Observer at (269)343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.