Standoff with armed Kalamazoo gang member ends peacefully

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. – A Kalamazoo man is in custody after holding police at bay for a time overnight.

The incident started about 12:30am Friday when Kalamazoo Public Safety Officers were called to a home in the 800 block of Gibson on reports of a domestic dispute.

The female victim was able to leave the home safely, but the suspect remained inside and was reported to be armed.  He also was a known to officers as a gang member and has over ten prior offenses for assault and resisting police.  Officers say the suspect has 69 prior involvements with the department.

Officers surrounded the home and called in the Metro SWAT unit. The suspect did eventually come out of the home and surrendered peacefully.

The prosecutor’s office is reviewing charges.

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  • Andrew

    Sixty-nine priors, ten for assault, and he is still free to mingle with the public.
    There is no excuse for a functional government to allow this to occur.

    And I am sure that his lawyer will point out that he “surrendered peacefully”, and thereby convince a judge to set him free again.

    • Nancy

      Key word: “Functional”.
      Federal over-reaching and over-regulation has rendered state and local governments unable to function as they should. They are no longer “free” to take care of local business because they are too busy meeting federal guidelines and acting as de facto federal enforcers. They are, in a very real way, disfunctional.

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