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The original item was published from 11/22/2021 3:20:38 PM to 11/30/2021 12:00:02 AM.

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Posted on: November 22, 2021

[ARCHIVED] November shootings linked to gang violence

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On Sunday, November 14, officers responded to a shots fired call at 5:09 p.m. in the 500 block of West Jackson Street.  

 

They found an 18-year-old with a single gunshot wound to his head. He was alive but unresponsive and was taken to Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. He was stabilized there and transferred to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo. 

The victim, Cameron Williams, later died from the injuries sustained by a gunshot wound to the head during the drive-by shooting. During the Nov. 21 autopsy, the bullet was retrieved from his body and is awaiting ballistic processing. 

There are two juveniles and one 18-year-old adult currently in custody. Police say additional charges are impending. There were also two vehicles involved in the drive-by shooting, both of which have been seized.  

The investigation has confirmed the link between the Jackson Street homicide, and the shootings that occurred the following days on Chestnut Street and Wilkes Street.  All three shootings were determined to be gang related.   

BCPD is working in conjunction with KDPS, and other Kalamazoo law enforcement agencies, to address these acts of violence. 

During the investigation, members of the BCPD Detective Bureau, Crime Lab, Gang Suppression Unit, Fusion Center, and Special Investigations Unit worked diligently to identify and collect physical and digital evidence, and gain information through interviews of Battle Creek and Kalamazoo residents.  

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