Date: September 17th, 2022
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Capt. Craig Habel, KDPS Criminal Investigation Division 269-337-8139
On September 17th, 2022 at approximately 4:20pm, Public Safety Officers (PSO) responded to the 100 block of E. Walnut after a male was seen throwing a “Molotov Cocktail” at an unoccupied KDPS patrol vehicle. PSO’s arrived and confirmed that an incendiary device had been thrown at the car which caused minor fire damage.
Several witnesses reported the suspect, who had thrown the device, was seen fleeing the area on foot. The witnesses followed the suspect and guided PSO’s to his whereabouts. PSO’s located the suspect and he was arrested. The suspect, 30-year-old male from Kalamazoo, was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail on multiple felony charges.
The patrol car suffered minor damage. The fire was put out by bystanders in the area using fire extinguishers. A photograph of the patrol car will be provided.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public of Public Safety extends its condolences to the friends and family of the victim. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8120 or Silent Observer at 343-2100
By authority of:
Lt. M. Ferguson #12557