South Haven Police respond to shots fired report, arrest two following pursuit

SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. - Two people were arrested following a shots fired report and police pursuit early Wednesday morning, according to the South Haven Police Department.

At 2 a.m., police went to the 400 block of Michigan Ave. for a shots fired report.

The caller told dispatch that seven to eight people were outside and two sedans were leaving the scene.

When officers got to the area, they saw one of the sedans leaving.

When they tried to pull the vehicle over, the driver allegedly ignored police orders and a pursuit began.

The chase ended near the Van Buren and Kalamazoo county line when a Van Buren County deputy placed stop sticks on the ground, destroying several of the sedan's tires.

Two people, a 27-year-old man and a 22-year-old man from Kalamazoo, were arrested on multiple weapon and drug charges.

Police found two handguns, one of which was the same caliber as the spent casings found at the shots fired scene, inside the vehicle. One of the handguns was reported stolen out of Van Buren County and the other was not registered, according to reports.

Later in the investigation, police were able to confirm shots were fired in the 400 block and collected several spent casings and an article of clothing from that scene.

The article of clothing was linked to one of the suspects in the incident, reports said.

At this time, no injuries have been reported in connection with the shots fired.

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