Police continue to investigate after man shot, dumped along busy Kalamazoo Co. road

Police continue to investigate after man shot, dumped along busy Kalamazoo Co. road

COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Comstock Township man is in jail, accused of attempted murder, after a man was found shot on the side of the road in Kalamazoo.

The victim, who investigators said was shot and dumped along side the road, is in a medically induced coma, fighting for his life.

Investigators now know the shooting took place, inside a home not far from where the victim was found. The home is where the suspect lives, they said, and where he was arrested on a charge of attempted murder.

The victim, a Plainwell resident who is about 40 years old, was found near the corner of Sprinkle Road and East Michigan Avenue. He was suffering from life-threatening injuries.

"We patrol this area heavily," Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas said.

Matyas said the victim was shot inside the suspect's house about a quarter-mile from where he was found.

"We'll continue our investigation into the exact cause and circumstances involving this shooting," Matyas said.

According to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Department, the suspect and the victim know each other.

Matyas described the two men as acquaintances.

And if it wasn't for a stranger, investigators said, the victim could have died along the busy road where he was left.

A person driving on East Michigan Avenue spotted the victim about 4 a.m., and called 911.

"When you're a victim like this, you've been shot multiple times, seconds count. And we were able to get those seconds and hopefully we'll be able to save the individual," Matyas said.

The victim was taken to Bronson Hospital, where he underwent surgery and is in critical condition.

About three hours after the victim was found, the suspect was taken into custody; it was just before 7 a.m. Monday morning.

The suspect remains in custody. Investigators expect to turn the case over to the prosecutors office Tuesday.

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