Kzoo officers: Woman shot and killed; 1 in custody

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
Police tape in the forefront with police cruisers parked on a street, lights engaged.

Police tape blocks off a section of North Church Street in Kalamazoo where a woman was shot in the chest. (July 15, 2019)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo public safety officers say a Kalamazoo man is in custody for the murder of a woman.

Around 12:26 p.m. Monday, officers responded to a reported shooting at a home in the 1300 block of North Church Street near East Paterson Street in the city’s Northside neighborhood.

Officers found a 33-year-old woman inside a kitchen with a gunshot wound to her chest. Life Ambulance took her to Bronson Methodist Hospital, where she was declared dead around 1:05 p.m.

Officers say a 36-year-old Kalamazoo man remained at the home after the crime. They found him on the front porch, where he admitted to shooting the woman.

KDPS says the man is in the Kalamazoo County Jail on a charge of open murder. They’re not releasing his name at this time.

The public safety department says the shooting investigation is ongoing, with the victim’s autopsy scheduled for Tuesday morning.

Anyone with information regarding this case is encouraged to call KDPS at 269.488.8911 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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