1 arrested, 1 on run after shotgun fired at Kzoo officers

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — One person was arrested and police are looking for a second suspect after a shotgun was fired at officers in Kalamazoo.

Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were called to the 1300 block of N. Burdick Street on a report of a man with a shotgun around 12:15 a.m. Thursday. Kalamazoo Public Safety had recently responded to the area on several occasions for reports of gunshots, including an incident where several shots were fired into a home.

As officers were responding, the caller reported that the suspect began “chambering a round” in the shotgun.

Upon arriving on scene, the officers attempted to talk with a group of people arguing in front of a home. Two of the people immediately took off on foot.

During the chase, one of the suspects fired off a round from the shotgun.

Officers were able to tackle one of the suspects and found ammunition underneath him, as well as a pistol grip shotgun lying on the ground nearby.

The 25-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested on several charges including resisting and obstructing arrest, felony firearm and possession of a firearm while intoxicated. He is being held at the Kalamazoo County Jail. Police say an additional charge of reckless discharge of a firearm will be submitted to the prosecutor’s office.

A K-9 unit was brought in to track the second suspect. The track lead to the 500 block of Lulu Street where the scent was lost.

The suspect is described as a 5’8″ to 5’10” black man who was wearing a white shirt, white baseball cap, blue jeans and red shoes. His age was unknown.

Anyone who may have information regarding this investigation is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.

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