15-year old Kalamazoo teen caught with loaded handgun

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A 15-year old Kalamazoo teen is in custody after police say he was caught carrying a handgun.

Public Safety got a call from an alert citizen around 9:45 Thursday evening.

Officers quickly arrived on scene and saw a subject matching the description walking onto the front porch of a residence.

When they attempted to speak with him, the suspect took off but officers caught up to him at another home and arrested him just inside the doorway.

They say they located a loaded .22 caliber handgun in his waistband.

The house he fled into was not his, and the residents had no association with the suspect.

The 15 year old Kalamazoo resident has been lodged at the Kalamazoo County Juvenile Home on the charges of Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Resisting and Obstructing and Illegal Entry.