Friday, February 26, 2021
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy. Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Criminal Investigations Division, Capt. Craig Habel 269-337-8139
Homicide Investigation Update
On Thursday, February 25th, 2021, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to the 4500 block of West Main St for several reports of shots fired. Responding officers located a 64-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. The man passed away as a result of his injuries. The victim has been identified as Michael Vines of Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety expresses its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Vines.
Additionally, Public Safety detectives have been investigating the incident, and an arrest has been made in connection with the homicide. The suspect’s name is not being released at this time, however he was identified as a 30-year-old male from Vandalia, MI. Preliminary information suggests that the suspect and victim were acquainted, and it is a domestic-related homicide.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is actively investigating this incident.
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.
Authority of Lt. Robert Holdwick