FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Sept. 13, 2021
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KDPS detectives locate and arrest murder suspect in Oregon
KALAMAZOO, Mich. – On the evening of September 4, 2021, KDPS officers responded to the 4300-block of Hidden Hills Dr to conduct a welfare check on Solomon LeFlore, a 35-year-old Kalamazoo resident. Upon arrival, officers located Solomon deceased in his apartment with apparent gunshot wounds.
In the following days, detectives identified the suspect as Solomon’s 23-year-old roommate. Further, they determined the suspect had fled the state, and was likely heading to an address in Oregon. Detectives traveled to Oregon, and with the help of the Oregon State Police, were able to intercept the suspect and take him into custody on a rural highway in eastern Oregon on the night of September 10th.
The suspect is currently lodged at the Grant County Jail in Canyon City, Oregon, on murder and weapons charges. He will be held in Grant County until his extradition back to Michigan. At this time, his name is being withheld pending arraignment.
“We would like to extend our deepest condolences to Solomon LeFlore’s family and friends following the untimely death of their loved one,” said Deputy Chief Dave Boysen, of the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety. “We also appreciate the Oregon State Police and the local sheriff departments who offered their assistance in this investigation.”
Anyone having information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at (269) 488-8911 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.