KDPS news conference from Sunday morning

3:00 a.m.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety held a news conference at 7 a.m. Sunday to update the public on the shooting spree in Kalamazoo.

Six people are dead, two others are in critical condition after shootings at three locations in Kalamazoo County.

Watch the news conference in the video above.



6:30 a.m.

KDPS says that a suspect is in custody, and that there is no danger to the public at this time. A news conference is scheduled for 7:00 a.m.


2:30 a.m.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Michigan State Police confirmed to Newschannel 3 just after 2:30 a.m., that a fifth victim reported shot at the Cracker Barrel restaurant in Texas Township has died.

The situation began around 6 p.m., at Meadows Townhomes, off G Avenue, near Comstock.

A woman was shot several times outside her home, and the suspect took off, eventually crashing his vehicle.

Hours later, around 10:15 p.m., two people--a father and son--were shot and killed in at Seelye Ford Kia, in Kalamazoo.

Around 15 minutes later, the suspect opened fire at the Cracker Barrel, killing four people and critically injuring one, before again fleeing the scene.

At approximately 1 a.m., Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety confirmed that "a strong suspect" was in custody.


1:00 a.m.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Kalamazoo Public Safety Chief Jeff Hadley confirms that "a strong suspect" is in custody in this case.

From witness statements after the Seelye shooting, plus surveillance video, police were able to get a good description of the suspect.

Police located that suspect in the area of Ransom and Porter, in the Central City area of downtown Kalamazoo, and took him into custody without incident.

The suspect is currently being interviewed by police, who tell us they are sure they have their man.

Newschannel 3 is continuing to learn more information, and we will update as the situation develops.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Initial reports of a fourth scene at West OP Avenue and 6th Street were not related. Police also believed that the suspect had been tracked to the area of Aquaview Drive, in Kalamazoo, but shortly after arrival, police pulled back from the scene.

Newschannel 3 is working to get the latest word from police as the situation continues to develop.


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Police are searching for a gunman who appears to be shooting people at random in Kalamazoo County. At this hour we've confirmed six people are dead and several others shot. At least four of those fatalities are at the Cracker Barrel in Texas Township and two of them at Seelye Ford on Stadium Drive in Kalamazoo.

The Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office says the suspect is a white man, in his 50s. He is believed to be driving in a blue Chevy HHR.

Kalamazoo County Undersheriff Paul Matyas told us that this may be connected to a shooting earlier Saturday night at the Meadows Townhomes off G Avenue where a woman was shot multiple times. She is in the hospital with non life-threatening injuries.

We have multiple crews at several crime scenes around Kalamazoo County. Stay with NEWSCHANNEL 3 for developments as they come in.

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