Date: May 11th, 2023
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: KDPS Criminal Investigations Division 269-337-8139
On Thursday, May 11, 2023, at approximately 8:59 p.m., Kalamazoo Deptartment of Public Safety officers were dispatched to the area of Bridge Street and Gilbert Avenue regarding several calls for shots fired. Shortly after, a gunshot victim arrived at a local hospital. The nineteen year old Kalamazoo resident had been shot in the head. Officers scoured the area and located the scene of the shooting. The gunshot victim is in grave condition and not expected to survive.
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident and is asking for assistance from the public.
Anyone having any information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 488-8911 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 / kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of:
Executive Lieutenant Michael Treu
Date: May 16, 2023
Address: 150 E Crosstown Pkwy., Suite A, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: KDPS Criminal Investigation Division 269-337-8139
The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety wishes to extend its sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Omarre Brishon Williams, who was killed by gunfire. Because Mr. Williams did not immediately succumb to his injuries, the family was able to work with Gift of Life Michigan. Gift of Life Michigan is an organization that arranges organ and tissue donations from a deceased person to those in need. The family expressed an interest that something positive come from this tragedy. Organ and tissue donation saves lives and enhances the quality of life for many.
The investigation into Mr. Williams murder is being conducted by the Criminal Investigation Division. Detectives are diligently pursuing leads and working towards bringing those responsible before the court to answer for their crimes. Detectives are asking anyone with information to contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 269-337-8139. We cannot solve this senseless killing without the assistance of those in the community, who have knowledge of the case, to come forward. The community can also provide information anonymously through Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.
By authority of:
Captain Rafael Diaz
Criminal Investigation Division