KALAMAZOO, Mich. (May 27, 2014) — Kalamazoo police said an 18 yr old is in custody on unrelated charges, considered a person of interest in the deadly shooting of 13 yr old boy on Memorial Day.
According to police, Public Safety Officers responded to the area of Lay Boulevard and Race Street at 7:08 p.m. on May 26 for a report that shots were fired. When they got to the scene, police found the boy, identified as 13-year-old Michael Day of Kalamazoo, with a gunshot wound to his upper torso. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Neighbors told FOX 17 they heard several gun shots and that the teen was on his bike when it happened. They also said it is not uncommon to see dozens of young teens gathering around the area where the shooting happened on a daily basis.
Kalamazoo Public Schools said Day was a student at Milwood Magnet Middle School and that counselors would be available throughout the week for students and teachers.
Police say they have leads on possible suspects, and are asking anyone with information to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at (269)337-8994, Silent Observer at (269) 343-2100 or www.kalamazoosilentobserver.com.