Man shot and killed in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo County

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are investigating a homicide in Kalamazoo after a man was found dead with gunshot wounds Tuesday.

The man was found shot and killed around 12:45 p.m. in the 700 block of W. Kalamazoo Avenue near Elm Street, the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety told News 8.

KDPS said it has one man in custody as a suspect in the shooting.

The homicide was the result of an ongoing domestic situation, a spokesperson for KDPS said, and there is no threat to the public.

KDPS officers were on a second scene at Kilgore Road north of Westnedge Avenue looking for someone described as a suspect. It is not clear if anyone was arrested there.

Lt. Michael Treu says the victim was found in a car parked in a driveway with multiple gunshots wounds.

“People are getting so brazen now that they’re shooting in broad daylight in the middle of the afternoon, and bullets don’t have names on them. So when somebody is just shooting at another group of people or somebody that they don’t like on a city street with heavy traffic, the propensity for an unrelated, innocent, completely innocent victim, raises exponentially,” Treu said.

KDPS says no one other than the victim was hurt in the shooting. Police have not released the name of the suspect or the man who was killed.

Once the investigation is complete, the case will be forwarded to the Kalamazoo County prosecutor.

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