Director of Technology
Eyewitnesses report a shootout occurring at the Copper Beech Townhomes off of West KL Ave. in Kalamazoo on Saturday. Twenty-one year-old Western Michigan University student Nathan Sheets
witnessed the events.
Sheets is a resident at Copper Beech. He said that the shots were fired between 1:30 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. on Saturday.
Sheets said that a person fired into the air nearby where he and a friend were standing on a porch.
According to Sheets, others began shooting back.
“I could see the fire from the guns” he said.
Witnesses report between five and 15 shots being fired in total.
Police arrived on the scene approximately three minutes later, according to Sheets.
“The police were already rolling around nearby,” Sheets said. “People pretty much scattered when they showed up. I didn’t see anyone get arrested.”
The details of the events have not yet been confirmed by Kalamazoo County Sheriffs Office. Copper Beech has declined to comment.
Witnesses tweeted about the shootout.
— Lyndsie (@lyndsiesue) December 8, 2012
Just got woken up by like five gunshots. I fucking hate copper beech
— Brandon McNees (@bscottmcnasty) December 8, 2012
Just heard 5 gunshots at Copper Beech! Fuck this place!! Glad to b moving out next year!!!
— Patrick Lambracht (@PTRK_LAMBRACHT) December 8, 2012
Hell yeah RT @__noremorse: they shooting in copper beech?
— Lil Reese(@__Dooley3) December 8, 2012
Shots fired at copper beech
— Michael Speez (@SpeezyFbaby) December 8, 2012
Shots fired in front of my house. I fucking hate copper beech
— Jakob Thompson (@Jakob_Thompson) December 8, 2012
Gun pulled out on my boy at Campus Court? Gun fight in Copper Beech? What the fuxk… #wmu
— DJ Surge (@I_Am_DJSurge) December 8, 2012
guess shooting in the air at Copper Beech is cool again
— Mr Coney (@Tony_Cnotes) December 8, 2012