Kalamazoo shooting suspect arrested in Indiana

Undated photo of Jamar Jackson. (Courtesy Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety)
Undated photo of Jamar Jackson. (Courtesy Kalamazoo Dept. of Public Safety)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Police say they’ve arrested a Kalamazoo shooting suspect found more than 200 miles away.

Jamar Jawon Jackson, 26, was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. Friday in Indianapolis, where some of his relatives reside. Officers say he had a handgun and marijuana, but was arrested without incident.

Jackson was wanted in connection to an Oct. 26 shooting on Portage Road that sent a 27-year-old Kalamazoo man to the hospital.

The victim, who has since been released, told police he was trying to sell marijuana when one of the suspects pulled out a gun and fired at him.

Officers detained an 18-year-old suspect a short distance away and police K-9 found a gun hidden near a business.

It’s unclear when Jackson will be extradited back to Michigan for the shooting, as he faces additional weapon and drug charges in Indiana.