The Associated Press reported that police said evidence from the scene confirms what the witness told them.
“The young man thought there was no way out. He felt responsible for taking his friend’s life," Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Capt. Victor Ledbetter told WOOD. "In that moment of despair, (he) took his own life, so it’s very, very tragic and very unfortunate, and I don’t want to exclude the young man who was a witness. He witnessed two of his friends die, he actually held one of them, so this young man is going to need some prayers and some counseling."
Marsavious Frazier's father, Jonathan Frazier, is devastated over the loss of his son, who he told WOOD was headstrong, funny and loved basketball.
"My baby, man, he’s gone. I don’t know what else to do," he said. "I miss my baby. I wish he was here."
Jonathan Frazier told WOOD he does not know where the gun came from.
Police said the gun wasn't properly registered, but it was not stolen.