On the morning of July 20th, Kalamazoo Public Safety officers located and arrested the suspect in the previous night’s non-fatal stabbing at the Ampersee Ave encampment. The suspect, a 39-year-old Kalamazoo resident, was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on charges of assault with intent to murder. His name is being withheld pending arraignment.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269) 337-8139 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Sgt Chuck Mason, Criminal Investigations Division
July 20th, 2021
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Ryan Bridges, bridgesR@kalamazoocity.org, 269-762-2922
On July 19th at approximately 6:00PM Kalamazoo Public Safety received multiple calls regarding a subject who had been stabbed at the homeless encampment near the intersection of Bridge/Ampersee. First arriving officers located the victim with multiple wounds and learned that the suspect had fled on foot.
A K9 track was performed resulting in an increased police presence in the downtown area. Although the suspect was not located, the initial investigation leads KDPS to believe that there is no danger to the general public and is continuing to gather information to locate and arrest the suspect.
The victim was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.