Alleged altercation over marijuana leaves man in critical condition

Posted at 9:12 PM, Sep 30, 2018

KALAMAZOO TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Police say someone was struck over the head with a blunt object after they were caught trying to allegedly steal medical marijuana  early Sunday morning.

The incident happened around 4:30 a.m. on Huntington Avenue in Kalamazoo Township.

According to a release from investigators, a 52-year-old Kalamazoo man, was confronted by the resident during the botched theft attempt.  Police say the alleged thief was then struck during an altercation and taken to Borgess Hospital with critical head injuries.

According to police, the resident was taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail on a on a charge of assault with the intent to do great bodily harm less than murder. They were not identified, but the case has been turned over to the Kalamazoo County Prosecutor’s Office.

Anyone with information is asked to call Township of Kalamazoo Police Department at 269-343-0551 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.