Kalamazoo shooting suspect arrested in Indiana

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.