KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A man was shot and killed after a standoff with police Wednesday at the Pavilion Estates mobile home community in Kalamazoo.
Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department Undersheriff Jim Vandyken tells FOX 17 that several police units responded to the community on Kingsville Road Wednesday afternoon, after several gunshots were fired.
Vandyken says they were called to the scene by park management to assist with a couple who appeared to be squatting in the park, meaning they were living in their vehicle. When a deputy arrived, authorities say the man got out of the vehicle with a gun and fired a shot into the air. The deputy and other officers took cover.
After about an hour, the man pointed his weapon at officers, according to Vandyken. Officers returned fire and the man was hit. He was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
Michigan State Police, SWAT teams, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, the Kalamazoo County Sheriff, Portage Police and Western Michigan University Police all responded to the scene.