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Stolen gun was utilized in shootings of vehicles in Portage, home in Kalamazoo

KALAMAZOO, MI — Police recovered a stolen gun whereas investigating latest incidents involving firearms in Kalamazoo County, and decided the gun had been utilized in latest photographs fired incidents in Portage and Kalamazoo.

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, investigators from the Kalamazoo Valley Enforcement Group and the Crime Discount Group carried out an operation in reference to a topic concerned in latest incidents in Kalamazoo and Portage, the Kalamazoo Division of Public Security mentioned in a information launch.

In the course of the operation, investigators carried out surveillance of the suspect and contacted him within the 5000 block of W KL Ave. Upon taking the suspect into custody, police positioned a loaded handgun on his individual. The handgun was later decided to be stolen. Throughout a search of the suspect’s residence, investigators positioned further proof of firearms and suspected methamphetamine, police mentioned.

The firearm positioned throughout the arrest was forensically examined and located to be the weapon used throughout a photographs fired incident on Sept. 12 on Lark Drive in Kalamazoo, the place a home was hit, and an incident on Sept. 3 at The Crossroads mall in Portage, the place vehicles have been shot, in accordance with police.

Associated: A number of automobiles struck by bullets close to Crossroads Mall in Portage

Portage police responded to the mall, at 6650 S. Westnedge Ave., on on Sept. 3, on a report of potential photographs fired within the car parking zone. Investigators discovered a number of automobiles had been struck by bullets.

The 29-year-old Kalamazoo man was arrested for carrying a hid weapon, felon in possession of a firearm, felony firearms, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a stolen firearm, police mentioned. The suspect was lodged on the Kalamazoo County Jail. All prices will probably be reviewed by the Kalamazoo County Prosecutors Workplace, police mentioned.

Anybody with info relating to firearms exercise or unlawful medicine is urged to contact KVET at 269-337-8880, or report an nameless tip to Silent Observer at 269-343-2100 or

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