Kalamazoo, MI: On September 9th, 2021, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team and the Crime Reduction Team conducted an operation in reference to recent gun violence in the City of Kalamazoo. Investigators identified a suspect known to be involved in gun violence and currently wanted on outstanding felony arrest warrants for firearms violations.
During this operation, investigators conducted surveillance of the suspect and attempted to arrest him in the 1300 block of Washington Ave. The suspect attempted to flee from investigators but was quickly captured. Upon taking the suspect into custody, investigators located a loaded handgun on his person. While arresting this suspect, a second known suspect ran from the area and was seen throwing a handgun. Investigators quickly arrested the second suspect and recovered the firearm.
A 28-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearms, Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer and outstanding arrest warrants. A 23-year-old Kalamazoo man was also arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearms, and Resisting and Obstructing a Police Officer. Both suspects were lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. All charges will be reviewed by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutors Office.
Anyone with information regarding firearms activity is urged to contact KVET at 269-337-8880, or report an anonymous tip to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com
By authority of: Executive Lieutenant Matt Schemenauer