3 officers shot in Kalamazoo-area hostage rescue; 1 hostage killed
Three Kalamazoo-area police officers were shot late Sunday night after they entered a home where hostages were being held and gunshots were fired. While all three officers are expected to survive their injuries, one of the hostages was killed.
It was 10 p.m. when Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety officers and Michigan State Police offered an assist to the county sheriff's office on the 6300 block of Proctor in Comstock Township. That's south of King Highway and east of River Street.
Police were responding to reports that "an unknown person had entered a home and was armed with a gun," according to a statement from Kalamazoo Public Safety.
When police heard gunfire, they entered the home.
Multiple people were inside the home. One was shot and died. Two others were rescued successfully. The ages of the victims were not immediately available.
During that rescue effort, three officers were shot, including Caleb Jones, a three-year veteran of the Kalamazoo police force. All three, according to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, are expected to survive.
The sheriff's office, which will handle the investigation, declined Monday to discuss details of the incident.