BCPD seeks security video in homicide investigation

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are asking people who live in part of Battle Creek to check their security cameras to see if they caught sight of a vehicle involved in a homicide.

Wendell Daniels was killed and two other Battle Creek men — a 22- and 24-year-old whose names haven’t been released — were injured in the shooting at the intersection of S. Kendall Street and Dickman Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday. They and a fourth man who wasn’t hurt were all in a car when the shots were fired; Daniels was the driver.

The shooter is believed to have been another car. The Battle Creek Police Department says officers found shell casings from a pistol at the scene.

Investigators have been looking at surveillance video from the surrounding area to try to catch sight of the suspect car and are now asking members of the public to help.

Anyone who lives along a route from Eldred Street between Capital Avenue and Meachem Avenue; Meachem to Upton Avenue; Upton to Kendall; and Kendall to Dickman is asked to check their surveillance video from between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Sunday. They should look for any passing vehicles.

If they see anything, they are asked to email the video to BCPD Detective Sgt. Todd Elliott at tcelliott@battlecreekmi.gov. They can also call Elliott at 269.966.3349 or Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.

On Tuesday, the two injured men had been released from the hospital and interviewed by investigators.

Police are looking into whether the shooting was linked to other reports of shots fired, including on Laura Lane Sunday morning and on Sherman Road Monday afternoon. Anyone with any information about any of the incidents is also asked to call BCPD at 269.781.0911 or Silent Observer.

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