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Homicide Suspect Sought


The Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the death of Elijiah Roberson who was killed on March 8, 2020 in Oshtemo Township.

A homicide warrant has been issued for the arrest of David Lawrence Barnes, a 45 year old Kalamazoo resident. Barnes should considered armed, and dangerous. He is 5’8”, 220 pounds and a stocky build.

Anyone with information about the location of Barnes is asked to contact the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office or Silent Observer. There is currently a $1,000 reward being offered for information that leads to the location and arrest of Barnes.

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Silent Observer encourages members of the community to assist local law enforcement agencies in the fight against crime by overcoming the two key elements that inhibit community involvement: fear and lack of interest.

Silent Observer provides a telephone hotline and web tip page  to encourage citizens in the community to volunteer vital information helpful to law enforcement agencies in their crime-fighting efforts.   In addition, tips can be submitted through the free app "P3Tips." 

Callers can remain anonymous and are eligible to receive a cash reward if the information given leads to an arrest and conviction, or grand jury indictment, of a felony offender.

Silent Observer relies on volunteer Directors and tax deductible contributions from the public in order to operate the administration of the program.  










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