An armed robber remains at large after escaping from Kalamazoo Police and firing shots at the pursuing officer. Officers responded to a robbery in the 2100-block of South Burdick Street, at around 8 PM Saturday evening. A male suspect had walked into a business while armed with a rifle and demanding money. He began firing the weapon at the clerk, and also a patron who was inside the business and then fled in a vehicle.

Officers located the suspect vehicle, minutes later, heading south on South Burdick. The suspect crashed and then fled on foot. As a police officer drew near the suspect in a patrol car, the suspect began firing at the cruiser. The officer gave chase while the gunman continued to fire at him. He was able to escape, however, a weapon was recovered and several pieces of evidence were located, including a black mask with green stitching crossing the eye and mouth holes. Nearby surveillance footage captured the suspect after he discarded his outer clothing.

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The following surveillance photos were released by the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, along with a photo of the mask, which the gunman wore during the robbery.

South Burdick gunman surveillance photo.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
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South Burdick gunman photo.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
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South Burdick gunman's mask.
Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety
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