Update: Kalamazoo resident, Bruce Embry, (53 year old) has been charged with the death of Kalamazoo teen, Temetrion Hegler. Bruce Embry was arraigned this afternoon by Judge Haenicke in 8th District Court. Embry was arraigned on Open Murder, Felon in Possession of a Firearm and Felony Firearm. Embry is currently lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail, he was denied bond.
By authority of: Sgt William Moore
Kalamazoo, MI: Public Safety Officers were sent to the 1400 block of Lane Blvd. this afternoon at 2:38pm on a report that a person had been shot. Officers arrived and located the victim on the floor in the home, dead of a gunshot wound. The victim has been identified as Temetrion Hegler, age 17.
Mr. Hegler appears to have been shot by his step grandfather, a 53 year old Kalamazoo resident. The victim and suspect live together in the home where the incident occurred.
The suspect was arrested at the home by officers without incident and is currently lodged in the Kalamazoo County Jail awaiting charges by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office. No further information will be released at this time.
Kalamazoo Public Safety extends our condolences to the family and friends of Temetrion Hegler.
Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.
By authority of: Lt. David O’Strander
Date: January 06, 2016
Address: 150 E. Crosstown Parkway, Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Contact: Captain Victor Ledbetter, Criminal Investigations Division, 337-8139