Kalamazoo, MI: OnSeptember 14th, 2021, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Team and the Crime Reduction Team conducted an operation in reference to a subject involved in recent shootings in the cites of Kalamazoo and Portage.
During this operation, investigators conducted surveillance of the suspect and contacted him in the 5000 block of W KL Ave. Upon taking the suspect into custody, investigators located a loaded handgun on his person. The handgun was later determined to be stolen. During a search of the suspect’s residence, investigators located additional evidence of firearms and suspected methamphetamine.
The firearm located during the arrest was forensically examined and found to be the weapon used during a shooting on September 12th on Lark Dr in Kalamazoo and a shooting on September 3rd at the Crossroads Mall in Portage.
The 29-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Felon in Possession of a Firearm, Felony Firearms, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm. The suspect was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. All charges will be reviewed by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutors Office.
Anyone with information regarding firearms activity and / or illegal drugs 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