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Suspect in fatal Kalamazoo shooting in custody

WYOMING, Mich. (WOOD) — A suspect is in custody following a shooting at a Kalamazoo party store early Saturday morning.

The investigation led to Wyoming where a SWAT team pulled a man from a home and took him into custody.

The arrest came in a quiet neighborhood off 28th Street between Byron Center and Burlingame avenues when the sound of police calling for a man to give himself up could be heard loud and clear along with sirens.

After a few minutes, police brought out a woman, a teen boy and a 27-year-old man in handcuffs.

The woman and the teen would be released, but Kalamazoo police told 24 Hour News 8 that the man is the suspect in the fatal shooting that happened just after 1:30 a.m. at J & B Discount Liquor in the 100 block of W Stockbridge Avenue.

Police say the shooting was the result of an altercation in the store where the suspect fled.

Police say attempts were made to revive 23-year-old Tykarri Shaheed Lucas of Benton Harbor, but were unsuccessful.

Investigations led to the 2900 block of West Avenue where the suspect was taken into custody without incident.

Neighbors say it was a frightening experience.

“They had full gear and, in fact, they saw me standing over here and motioned me to step away which I did,” said neighbor Jeremy Hoard.

The suspect is expected to be arraigned on Monday.


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