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Lawton man killed after crashing car into tree


LAWTON, Mich. (WZZM) -- A 28-year-old man is dead after crashing his car into a tree in Van Buren County Saturday morning.

Deputies responded to a call of a single motor vehicle crash on the north side of 32nd Street at County Road 669 just before 8 a.m.

Initial investigation reveals Andrew Cusentino, of Lawton, was traveling north on 32nd Street when he went through the marked stop sign at County Road 669.

Cusentino's 2005 Hyundai Sonata went off the roadway and struck a tree. The 28-year-old was pronounced dead on scene. He was the only person in the car.

Deputies think the crash happened sometime in the early morning hours. The crash was discovered by a passerby at 7:53 a.m.

Speed appears to be a factor in the crash.

UPDATE: 102-year-old missing man found


UPDATE: Kalamazoo Public Safety officers say 102-year-old Francis Morse was found safe.

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- Francis Morse walked away from his home on Golden Drive around 1:30 a.m. Sunday. Morse has limited mobility and uses a walker. He also has issues processing information and problem solving.

He was last seen wearing a green and white striped shirt, tan pants and was using a blue walker.


Kalamazoo man wanted for murder arrested in Las Vegas


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Kalamazoo man wanted for murder is now behind bars, thanks to police in Las Vegas.

Officers say George Mack shot Edward Bell, 26, earlier this month on Rose Street in Kalamazoo.

Bell was found Sunday, Aug. 9, with a fatal gunshot wound to the chest.

The United States Marshals Service in Las Vegas arrested Mack Monday night, Aug. 17, as he walked out of a drug store. He is currently lodged at a county jail in Nevada, waiting to be sent back to Michigan.


Dog saves owner during home invasion


TEKONSHA, Mich. (WZZM) -- A dog rescued its owner during a break in overnight in Calhoun County. The man was being assaulted by an intruder when the dog started to attack.

The sheriff's department responded to the home in the 900 block of Old US 27 around 12:40 a.m. Sunday.

The 24-year-old homeowner said the suspect came in through an unlocked window in the kitchen and attacked him.

During the assault, the suspect was bitten several times by the owner's dog, causing serious injuries.

The suspect, a 22-year-old man from Coldwater, was found at a local hospital where he was being treated for his injuries. He was later transferred to Borges Medical Center for reconstructive surgery.

The case remains under investigation and deputies tell WZZM 13 warrants will be sought at a later time.

Three shot during early morning fight in Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety is investigating after three people were shot during a fight. It happened around 2:45 a.m. Sunday, in the 800 block of Staples Avenue. Officers responded to the report of a large fight, where multiple gunshots were fired.

Officers found a 36 year-old man with a gunshot wound in his arm. A 24 year-old man then showed up at Bronson Hospital with a gunshot wound to the shoulder. Later, a 23 year-old man showed up with a gunshot wound to his lower leg. All three victims' injuries are considered non-life threatening. They are in stable condition at the hospital. 

Police also found a stolen 9mm handgun on the scene. 

If you have any information, call  Kalamazoo Public Safety at 337-8994 or Silent Observer at 343-2100, or visit the Silent Observer website.


Marathon gas station robbed overnight in Van Buren Co.


ANTWERP TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Deputies in Van Buren County are looking for the person(s) who broke into a gas station in Antwerp Township overnight.

Sheriff Dale R. Gribler tells WZZM 13 the incident was reported shortly after 6:00 a.m. Saturday at Marathon Gas on Red Arrow Highway.

A store clerk arrived for work and found the business had been broken in to during the night.

Gunman arrested after standoff in Kalamazoo


KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WZZM) -- A Kalamazoo man is in custody after an early morning standoff with police. It began when Kalamazoo Public Safety officers were called to the scene of a home invasion in the 700 block of Portage around 3:45 a.m. Saturday.

The caller said the 25-year-old suspect broke into his apartment and stole his shotgun.

When officers arrived, the suspect was found next door. It was reported that the suspect pointed the gun at a female in his apartment. Officers say after a few minutes the suspect opened the door and threw the shotgun outside.

The Kalamazoo Metropolitan SWAT Team was called in to assist. Negotiators convinced the suspect to leave the residence after about an hour of negotiating.

The suspect was taken into custody. No one was injured.