Police identify man killed in Kalamazoo shooting

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Kalamazoo police say a man has died after being shot Sunday afternoon.

Police say they responded to South Rose Street near Burr Oak Street around 2:45 p.m. after several reports of someone being shot.

When officers arrived, they say they found a 30-year-old man of Kalamazoo unresponsive after he was shot several times.

On Monday, police identified the victim as Brandon Brewer.

Life saving measures were performed on the victim. Police say he later died at the hospital on Sunday.

“This is a little, small town and it’s been so much killing over here. We don’t know what to do,” said Brianna Anderson, who lives a few houses down from where the shooting happened. 

Anderson says she was on her front porch playing cards at the time of the incident.

“We heard five gun shots and got to ducking down, and we were just scared out of our lives,” Anderson said. “This killing needs to stop. It’s kids around here. A bullet doesn’t got a name on it at all, so this community needs to come better.”

Police have not said what led up to the shooting.

Several neighbors told News 8 they saw police take a person into custody near the shooting site shortly after they arrived on scene. Police would not confirm any information on a suspect when asked by News 8 crews.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety at 269.337.8120 or Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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