Three officers shot in Kalamazoo County during home invasion, homeowner killed, suspect in custody
COMSTOCK TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Three members of law enforcement were shot in Kalamazoo County Sunday evening.
The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. during a home invasion involving an armed suspect.
While en route to the scene, officers spoke to the family and suspect in the home. However, once they arrived on scene, officers heard gunshots within the residence. As a result, officers entered the residence, where according to Sheriff Richard Fuller, three of them were shot.
Consequently, each wounded officer was taken to the hospital. Their injuries were reported to be non life-threatening. Apparently two officers have been treated and released while one remains hospitalized.
Officials say the homeowner at the residence is dead, Fox 17 reported.
Police were able to take the unnamed suspect into custody.
The officers involved appeared to have fired no shots, with all the rounds coming from the suspect, according to Sheriff Fuller.
One of the officers struck by gunfire was Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officer, PSO Caleb Jones, a three-year department veteran. He suffered a non-life threatening injury and continues to be treated at a local hospital.
“As many spent this past Thanksgiving weekend with friends and family, giving thanks, our local law enforcement officers have been tirelessly on duty. In the past 48 hours we have now locally had four officers shot while serving their communities; officers never waiver in their duty to respond or their willingness to go where needed. I ask all to take a moment and give thanks for these public servants,” said KDPS Chief Karianne Thomas in a statement.
No names have been released at this time with the exception of one hospitalized officer. Officials say officers from the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety and Michigan State Police are all involved in the investigation.
Investigators plan to have a briefing Monday morning at 11 a.m., at the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office.