Incidents lead to 3 arrests and 2 guns in Kalamazoo

Posted at 2:30 PM, Oct 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-09 14:30:49-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo police made three arrests and confiscated a pair of handguns in two separate incidents Saturday.

The first occurred at 4:57 a.m. Saturday when Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers responded to the area of West Paterson and Cobb streets on reports of gunshots in the area. A citizen had observed two men walking away from the sound of the gunshots and called KDPS.

The witness provided a detailed description of the men, directing officers to their location. Officers arrived at the scene and attempted to make contact with the men described by the citizen. However, they both fled on foot in separate directions.

Officers were able to apprehend both men after brief foot chases.

During the course of the investigation officers located a handgun discarded by one of the men as he ran from officers.

As a result of this investigation, a 17-year-old Galesburg boy and a 21-year-old Kalamazoo man were arrested. The 17-year-old was arrested for an outstanding warrant and resisting and obtructing police. Charges being sought against the 21-year-old include carrying a concealed weapon, resisting and obstructing police, possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine, possession of a stolen firearm and felony firearms.

Both are being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail.

Then at 8:09 p.m. Saturday, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Officers responded to the area of Douglas Avenue and Summit Avenue for a citizen reporting a man threatening people in the area with a handgun. Officers responded to the area and observed the male in question walking on Douglas Avenue. They made contact with the man suspected of carrying a gun and during this contact the man admitted to being in possession of a loaded handgun.

Although the man was illegally possessing a handgun, he complied with officers and was cooperative.

As a result of this investigation, the 30-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested on charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. He is being held in the Kalamazoo County Jail.