Suspect charged in weekend Kalamazoo murder

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
Kevin Dorian

A mug shot of Kevin Dorian.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Detectives say a suspect has been charged with murdering a Kalamazoo man over the weekend.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety identified the victim Wednesday afternoon as 32-year-old Cordaro Lorenzo Deere.

On Wednesday afternoon, Kevin Dorian, 32, of Kalamazoo, was charged with open murder, felony firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection to Deere’s death.

Officers heard the gunfire around 3:40 a.m. Sunday and found Deere on Douglas Avenue by Blakeslee Street in Kalamazoo. He was rushed to a hospital where he later died, police say.

Around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, KDPS officers along with Michigan State Police and a SWAT team arrested Dorian at the Hilltop Apartment complex in the 3000 block of South Burdick Street.

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