BCPD seeks suspect after man stabbed

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (WOOD) — One man was stabbed and injured Wednesday in an apparent fight in Battle Creek’s Urbandale neighborhood, police say.

It happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday on Kellogg Street near Bedford Road.

The Battle Creek Police Department says a 34-year-old man was approached by a second man, at which point there was conversation and then a fight. The victim was stabbed in the stomach.

A neighbor told police that when he saw the victim getting choked, he pulled a handgun and fired one warning shot into the ground in an effort to stop the fight.

The suspect took off. Described as a black man in his late 30s standing about 5-foot-6 with a stocky build, police say he goes by the street name “G.” He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and a dark acid-wash jeans.

The victim was taken to the hospital; his injury is not considered life-threatening. BCPD Chief Jim Blocker says he’s not cooperating with investigators.

Anyone with information about the fight or where the suspect may be is asked to call Calhoun County Consolidated Dispatch at 269.781.0911 or Silent Observer at 269.964.3888.

Police say they’re also investigating the reckless discharge of the gun.

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