Man killed in Oshtemo Township; suspect arrested

Kalamazoo County

OSHTEMO TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after a man was found dead near Kalamazoo early Thursday morning.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called shortly after 1:15 a.m. to the area of Redcoat Lane off of W KL Avenue in Oshtemo Township, west of Kalamazoo.

There, deputies found a 23-year-old victim. They took him to nearby Drake Road north of Stadium Drive to try to get him medical attention, but he died.

His name has not been released pending family notification.

A suspect in connection to the homicide has been arrested and taken to the Kalamazoo County Jail. That person’s name was also not released Thursday afternoon.

Deputies were also seen investigating in the area of Drake Road and KL Avenue Thursday morning. On Thursday afternoon, the dive team was searching a body of water in that area.

No additional information surrounding homicide was released Thursday afternoon.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269.383.8748 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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