Suspect shot and killed by police in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, Mich. - A man wanted by police is dead after a being shot during a standoff Thursday morning.

The incident happened around 10:00 a.m. in the 2800 block of East G. Avenue. According to Michigan State Police, several officers converged on the home to arrest a man wanted for absconding on parole.

Michigan State Police say that police had been actively looking for the suspect, a 37-year-old white man, for several days. His name has not been released.

Police say the man made threats towards the officers and said that he had a weapon. Investigators say that several officers fired at the suspect, wounding him.  The man was pronounced dead at an area hospital.

Officers who were involved at the scene included Michigan State Police, Battle Creek Police, Michigan Department of Corrections and the U.S. Marshals Service. No officers were injured.

Michigan State Police from the 3rd District are investigating the shooting.

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1 Comment

  • steve

    I wonder how people would react if the words ‘black’ and ‘white’, when used to indicate race, were forbidden to be included in any news media release. It’d be funnier than hell to watch the real racists among us get their collective shorts in a wad. But, even funnier to watch to watch if the media had to figure out how they were going to survive by only reporting the who, what, where and when events occur but not the ‘why’.

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