2 killed at Galesburg apartment complex; suspect in custody

Kalamazoo County

GALESBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities are investigating after two people were killed at an apartment complex in Galesburg Thursday morning.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office was called around 6:30 a.m. to the Galesburg Village Apartments on N. 35th Street near E. Michigan Avenue on a report of shots fired.

Once there, deputies found two people — a 49-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman — dead of apparent gunshot wounds.

Authorities said they found and arrested the suspect right away.

A neighbor who asked to be identified only as Steve told News 8 the sound of gunshots woke him up.

“It was kind of like pow, pow, pow, pow,” he said. “Multiple pops and at first we thought maybe somebody dropped something or fireworks.”

When his brother looked outside, he said, nothing was going on. They went back to sleep, only to be woken again later by police.

“Cops were banging on the door asking for our IDs, if we were fighting and that, and I was like, ‘No, we weren’t fighting. We were sleeping. We heard noises but we weren’t sure where they were coming from,'” he recalled.

The names of the people killed weren’t released Thursday pending notification of family. Neighbors told News 8 they were nice people who kept to themselves.

“They mind their own business and everything else and it’s just kind of shocking in that it’s right here in the same building I’m in,” Steve said.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released and the sheriff’s department has not yet specified exactly what charges will be sought. Neighbors told News 8 that the suspect lives in a separate unit in the same building as the victims.

“You really don’t know people’s mindset, what they’re going to do. Like if they did one murder, they probably don’t have a problem doing any more,” Steve said.

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

—News 8’s Kyle Mitchell contributed to this report.

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