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Posted on: May 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Police search for homicide suspect; believe community is safe


Battle Creek Police are searching for the suspect in a homicide that took place at 10:30 a.m. in the Urbandale area.

They do not believe anyone else is in danger and believe this was an isolated incident.

Police say the suspect is a short, white man, approximately 5'6" to 5'8" tall, wearing jeans and a blue, pastel hoodie. He covered his face with a bandana.

The suspect asked specifically for the victim, a man working at Battle Creek Tile & Mosaic on West Michigan Avenue, then shot him an unknown number of times.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The store was open for normal business hours and several witnesses were present. There were no other injuries.

The suspect fled out the front door toward West Michigan Avenue and his current location is unknown.

Anyone with information can contact Police at 269-966-3322.

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