KALAMAZOO, MI – On Wednesday, December 9th, 2015, at approximately 8:15 pm, Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers responded to the area of Ada and Woodbury in reference to a victim of a Larceny from a Vehicle. The victim followed the suspects’ car to that location.
Once in the area of Woodbury and Ada, one of the passengers of the suspect vehicle got out of the car, and the victim continued to follow the suspect car.
An officer was arriving in the area at this time, and were approaching the intersection of Simpson and Ada. The officer then observed the passenger who had exited the suspect car firing a handgun at the victim’s car in the intersection.
The officers attempted to make contact with the suspect but he fled on foot, and was apprehended in the 600 block of W. North by Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers.
The handgun was located a short distance away from the suspect as he had discarded it during the foot pursuit.
The suspect was identified as a 27-year-old man from Kalamazoo.
He was arrested on the charges of Assault with Intent, Resisting and Obstructing, Felony Firearm and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. He was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail pending review by the Prosecutors office. The suspect vehicle fled the scene, and was not located.
Public Safety is requesting anyone with information about this crime to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8994, the Criminal Investigation Division at 337-8139, or Silent Observer at 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.