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Customer shoots to fend off attacker at Kalamazoo Co. Meijer

Posted: 6:24 AM, Jan 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-05 23:10:59-05

OSHTEMO TWP, Mich —  An armed customer was able to fend off an attacker at a local Meijer assaulting several employees and a customer overnight.

It happened at the Meijer on West Main Street in Oshtemo Township at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday.

Deputies in Kalamazoo say the suspect had just committed some kind of crime, and assaulted several employees and a customer.

That’s when a customer pulled out his gun and fired shots at the suspect as he fled.

Deputies don’t believe anyone was hit. The suspect is believed to be a black male, about 5 foot 8, and was last seen wearing a green and grey sweater, sweatpants, and ball cap.

If you know anything, call the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office at 269-383-8748 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.