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Kalamazoo police looking for carjacker who fired shot into vehicle

Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Cruiser
Posted at 9:04 AM, Dec 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-01 09:04:05-05

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Kalamazoo police are still looking for the suspect in a carjacking incident in which a shot was fired Monday night.

A Kalamazoo Public Safety officer heard a gunshot and glass breaking about 11 p.m. in the 900 block of N. Westnedge Avenue, a news release said.

Soon after, someone called 9-1-1 to report that a vehicle had been taken at gunpoint.

A police investigation showed the victim had been sitting in a vehicle when the carjacker, described as a Black man wearing a red hoodie with a black face mask, approached the vehicle and threatened to shoot him.

One shot was reported to have been shot into the vehicle.

The victim got out of the car and the carjacker stole it and fled the area.

Officers found the car soon after and a KDPS K-9 unit tried to find the carjacker.

He was not found.

The two men did not know each other.

Anyone with information about this incident may contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 337-8120 or Silent Observer at 343-2100.