KALAMAZOO, Mich. — While conducting a routine patrol on Wednesday at 4:20 p.m., Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers recognized a suspect wanted on a court order.
The male is known to carry guns, and officers noticed him trying to conceal a possible weapon as they approached him in the 1000 block of Bridge Street near Gull Road in Kalamazoo.
The 17-year-old refused to stop for officers and attempted to flee on foot. During the pursuit, officers reported that the suspect threw an object next to a nearby house. The object was later recovered and identified as a fully loaded semi-automatic pistol.
Officers were able to apprehend the suspect and take him into custody.
The teen, a Kalamazoo resident, was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, felony firearm, resisting and obstructing a police officer, and possession of marijuana.
Anyone with information is asked to call Kalamazoo Public Safety at 269-337-8994 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.