Police say Kalamazoo officer fatally shot by suspect

A man fatally shot a police officer in Kalamazoo before killing himself after fleeing from officers who were investigating reports of gunfire in the area, authorities said today. Officers encountered the 31-year-old Kalamazoo man on the porch of a home at 11:18 p.m. Monday and asked him whether he had heard shots in the area, the Kalamazoo Public Safety Department said in a statement. Police said the man advanced toward an officer, brandished a handgun and exchanged gunfire with the officer before fleeing between houses.
Apr 19, 2011


Seconds later, police said, officers heard another round of gunfire and found a Kalamazoo officer fatally shot.

The names of the officer and the man weren’t immediately released.

The suspect died at the scene from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot, police said.

The shooting was being investigated by the Criminal Investigations Division and the Office of Professional Standards.

— From The Associated Press


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