KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says a Battle Creek man lost his life in a shooting near Western Michigan University’s campus.
Police Monday identified the victim in Saturday’s shooting as 21-year-old Thomas Paul Anders. Earlier in the day, investigators had said a person of interest was in custody on unrelated charges.
The shooting happened around 2 a.m. Saturday in the 800 block of Oakland Drive. When police arrived, they found Anders with a gunshot wound to the torso. He was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.
Witnesses told police a man shot the victim during a fight and then ran off.
Anders is not believed to be a student at WMU.
This case remains under investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8994 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.