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Kunta Tavarius Davis Killed in the 1300 block of Cameron Street


On Friday, September 22, 2023, at about 8:55 p.m., Officers responded to the report of a subject down in the 1300 block of Cameron Street.  On arrival, Officers located Kunta Tavarius Davis, a 43-year-old male from Kalamazoo, lying on the ground and unresponsive.  Mr. Davis was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers and LIFE EMS paramedics rendered emergency medical aid and transported Mr. Davis to an area hospital.  Unfortunately, Mr. Davis succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead a short time later.  Detectives and Crime Lab personnel responded to investigate.   

The killing of Mr. Davis marks a grim milestone in Kalamazoo’s history as the 16th homicide investigated this year.  The previous high water mark of 15 homicides in a calendar year occurred in 2020 and again in 2021.   

We are asking anyone with information about this case to call the KDPS Criminal Investigation Division at 269-337-8139 to speak with a Detective.  Information can also be provided anonymously through the Kalamazoo Silent Observer tip line at 269-343-2100, the “P3Tips” app, or online through this website.

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