KDPS releases photo of person of interest in homicide

Kalamazoo homicide person of interest
Kalamazoo police say this man is a person of interest in a homicide that happened in the 800 block of Oakland Drive (Courtesy: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety).

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo police have released a photo of a person of interest in the shooting death of a man near Western Michigan University’s campus.

Kalamazoo police say this man is a person of interest in a homicide that happened in the 800 block of Oakland Drive (Courtesy: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety).

The shooting happened at 2:15 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Oakland Drive. When police arrived, they found the 21-year-old victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to the hospital where he died a short time later.

Police have not identified the victim. However, they say they do not believe he was a student at the university.

Oakland Drive Kalamazoo Homicide
Police investigate at the scene of a homicide in the 800 block of Oakland Drive in Kalamazoo (July 22, 2017).

Witnesses told police a man shot the victim during a fight and then ran off. Police say no one has been arrested.

Anyone who recognizes the man in the photo or has information on the shooting is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.