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Suspect in Kalamazoo township weekend shooting charged with murder

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Posted at 9:45 PM, Jul 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 16:55:41-04

KALAMAZOO TWP., Mich. — The Township of Kalamazoo Police Department is investigating a shooting that killed a Decatur man Saturday evening.

Investigation revealed that 27-year-old Darrell Wayne Felton Jr. of Kalamazoo Township shot 25-year-old Michael Jaye Underwood III of Decatur as the result of an argument.

Darrell Felton is currently lodged at the Kalamazoo County Jail.

He has been formally chaged on one count of open murder and one county of carrying a felony firearm.

If found guilty, Felton could face a life sentence in prison.

On Saturday night, first responders went to the 3400 block of West Main St. on a report of shots fired.

Upon arrival, officers found a 25-year-old Decatur man with apparent gunshot wounds, as well as a 27-year-old Kalamazoo Township man identified as the shooter.

The Decatur man was transported to the local hospital, where he died from injuries sustained in the incident.

Officers believe this is not a random act of violence and the general public was not targeted.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Township of Kalamazoo Police Department Criminal Investigation Division at (269) 381-0391 or Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100.

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