Police ID man fatally shot in Kalamazoo; suspect in custody

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Police have identified a man who was fatally shot Thursday night in Kalamazoo and say they have a suspect in custody.

Michael Vines, 64, of Kalamazoo, died from his injuries after police responded to a report of shots fired just after 8 p.m. in the 4500 block of West Main Street, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The suspect in the shooting, a 30-year-old man from Vandalia. Mich., which is located about 15 miles west of Three Rivers, was later arrested.

Authorities are not releasing details on a motive in the shooting or what led them to the suspect. However, they did say the suspect, whose name has not been released, is believed to have been an acquaintance of Vines.

Police are still investigating the homicide. Anyone with information should call KDPS at 269.337.8120 or contact Silent Observer at 269.343.2100.

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