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TKPD News Release: June 19, 2022 – UPDATE

Posted on June 21, 2022




DATE REPORTED:  Saturday, June 18, 2022                

LOCATION OCCURRED: 1500 block of Shakespeare Ave, Kalamazoo Township

INCIDENT SUMMARY:  Just after 8:00 p.m. last night the Township of Kalamazoo Fire Department responded to the report of a house fire in the 1500 block of Shakespeare Ave. in Kalamazoo Township.  Upon arriving, fire personnel were able to quickly extinguish the fire and discovered an unresponsive person inside.  The person was determined to be deceased.

The Township of Kalamazoo Police, assisted by the Michigan State Police responded to the scene to investigate.  James Travis was identified as the victim and after an autopsy performed by the Kalamazoo County Medical Examiners Office, Travis’ death has been determined to be a homicide

The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is asking that anyone with information related to this event is asked to contact the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department’s Criminal Investigation Unit at (269) 381-0391 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

VICTIM INFORMATION: James Gregory Travis, 53 year old man from Kalamazoo Township.

AGENCIES ASSISTING: Kalamazoo Township Fire Dept., & the Michigan State Police

FOR NEWS RELEASE BEGINNING:    DATE: June 20, 2022     TIME: 1840

AUTHOR: Detective Sergeant Larry Haynor       


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