Shot fired during robbery of gas station in Kalamazoo

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- One shot was fired but no one was injured during a robbery at the Marathon station at 605 E. Michigan Avenue in Kalamazoo early Wednesday.

Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were dispatched at roughly 5:00 a.m. to the location, but they didn't arrive in time to catch the crooks, who got some cash and merchandise and ran off on foot.

According to a release, the first suspect is described as a heavy set black male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood pulled over his head.  He was armed with a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

The second suspect is described as a medium build black male, who was also wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the hood over his head.  He was wearing dark jeans and was also in possession of a handgun, police said.

About five hours earlier, the nearby Checkers was robbed by a man with a knife, but, after a struggle, the suspect was held until police arrived.

If you know anything, contact the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department at 269-337-8994 or anonymously contact Kalamazoo Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.

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  • commonsense

    Is anyone seeing a pattern of crime after crime after crime being committed by one negro after another involving stolen guns? Is this all we can expect to see is robberies, car jackings, asaults, murders, etc…. from them? Why is it that they can’t lead a productive normal life? Could it be that 72% of them are born to unmarried women with no morals or decent father figure? Could it be that they are just

  • commonsense

    as happy being in prison with their friends where they don’t have to work? Why are they 6 times more likely to commit crimes than white males? And, no they are not being singled out by police as it is the same everywhere in the country. The police are arresting more negros because they commit more crimes. It is not just economic either as comparing whites in the same economic situation they still commit way more crimes.

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