Standoff with armed Kalamazoo gang member ends peacefully

Posted at 8:46 AM, Feb 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-05 08:46:31-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A Kalamazoo man is in custody after holding police at bay for a time overnight.

The incident started about 12:30am Friday when Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were called to a home in the 800 block of Gibson on reports of a domestic dispute.

The female victim was able to leave the home safely, but the suspect remained inside and was reported to be armed.  He also was a known to officers as a gang member and has over ten prior offenses for assault and resisting police.  Officers say the suspect has 69 prior involvements with the department.

Officers surrounded the home and called in the Metro SWAT unit. The suspect did eventually come out of the home and surrendered peacefully.

The prosecutor’s office is reviewing charges.