DATE REPORTED: Tuesday, July 18, 2023.
LOCATION OCCURRED: 2200 Block of Gull Road, Township of Kalamazoo
At approximately 2:20pm on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, officers with the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department responded to the 2200 block of Gull Road for a report of a male threatening people with a gun. It was determined that the 23-year-old Kalamazoo man was in possession of a stolen firearm and had fled the location in a vehicle after the assault occurred.
The description of the man and his vehicle were provided to neighboring agencies and the vehicle was located by Western Michigan University Police on Stadium Drive. When WMUPD attempted to stop the vehicle, the driver fled resulting in a pursuit that eventually involved the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police. The man was arrested by the Michigan State Police after running from the vehicle into the woods on 10th Street near H Ave.
SUSPECT: The 23-year-old Kalamazoo man was lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail. The Township of Kalamazoo is requesting charges including felonious assault, felon in possession of a firearm, as well as several other charges.
AGENCIES ASSISTING: Western Michigan University Police Department, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, and the Michigan State Police.
FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING: DATE: 07/19/2023 TIME: 0800 HRS
AUTHOR: Sgt. Andrew Howes
SUPERVISOR APPROVING NEWS RELEASE: Chief Bryan Ergang