KDPS: Suspect arrested after 19-year-old killed

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A 19-year-old was shot and killed at an apartment complex in Kalamazoo early Wednesday.

It happened around 1:30 a.m. at the Hidden Hills Apartments off of Emajean Street, north of Michigan Avenue. That’s west of Western Michigan University.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says officers called to the scene on a report of shots fired found the victim. He was taken to the hospital, where he died.

Police say the shooting happened amid an “altercation” between the victim and suspect, who they saw knew one another. They are still investigating what led up to the shooting.

The suspected shooter, a 22-year-old man, was found around 11:30 a.m. and arrested. He’s being held at the county jail on a murder charge.

The names of the victim and suspect were not released Wednesday afternoon, but police said both were from Kalamazoo.

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