KDPS: Shooting sends man to hospital; 1 arrested

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

Authorities on scene of standoff at James Street and Lane Boulevard in Kalamazoo Thursday, July 11, 2019. (Fran Dwight via Report-It)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — A 22-year-old man is in custody in connection to a shooting that sent another Kalamazoo man to the hospital.

The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says shortly after 10:30 a.m. Thursday, the 19-year-old victim showed up at the public safety station on Bryant Street with a gunshot wound to his upper shoulder/neck area.

Firefighters treated the victim’s injuries before he was taken to Bronson Methodist Hospital where his condition is stable.

Authorities on scene of standoff at James Street and Lane Boulevard in Kalamazoo Thursday, July 11, 2019. (Fran Dwight via Report-It)

KDPS says the victim was able to tell officers who shot him and where it happened, which led to a lockdown at a home in the 1100 block of Lane Boulevard between James and Race streets in the city’s Edison neighborhood. While the suspect had already left the scene, detectives were able to gather further information regarding his whereabouts.

Officers say they found the suspect’s vehicle on W. North Street between Stuart and Woodward avenues and spotted him in a yard. He was quickly taken into custody and jailed at the Kalamazoo County jail on a charge of assault with intent to murder.

While officers are withholding names, they say both men are from Kalamazoo. It’s unclear how the suspect and victim knew each other.

The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information in this case is encouraged to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.488.8911 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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