Kalamazoo deputies ask for help in home invasion shootout investigation

Kalamazoo deputies ask for help in home invasion shootout investigation. (Jason Heeres/WWMT)

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for information about a home invasion turned shootout in Texas Township on Monday night.

Kalamazoo County Sheriff Richard Fuller told Newschannel 3's Franque Thompson that the case has more questions than answers.

Fuller says they want to know if there's a problem with home invasions in a Texas Township neighborhood and he says that's why investigators are asking people who live there speak up.

It all stems from a home invasion turned shootout at a home in Texas Township. Fuller says deputies were called to the property twice in one day.

He said, “When we arrived, of course the suspects were gone, the vehicle was gone, the last person there was the person reporting this and their description of the events still leaves us with questions."

Fuller says deputies didn't find the invader during their first search of the house. The intruder got away after a shootout with the person watching the home.

Fuller says investigators are now hoping neighbors can help find answers.

He said, “We're more interested in making sure that if there was a problem in the neighborhood that we're able to address it so it doesn't continue or become worse.”

The investigation is still early.

Fuller said, “Right now, it really appears, especially after the second call, that this is an isolated incident related to that residence.”

The sheriff says investigators are also in contact with the homeowner to see if they can provide any answers.

He said, “In the end, we are going to continue our investigation to see if there's anything that we need to take any sort of action on, but ultimately it comes down to what we're being told by the people that were involved or witness.”

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