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Suspect in fatal gas station shooting in Wyoming holes up in house, unwilling to surrender

About 6 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2018, an employee at this Wyoming, Michigan, gas station was shot and killed during a robbery. Police are searching for the suspect. (WWMT/Jake Berent)


12:30 PM UPDATE:

Grand Rapids Police are interviewing two women who have left the home on Franklin Street that police surrounded Monday morning.

The police were chasing the suspect in a fatal shooting at a gas station in Wyoming.

Using a loud speaker, police at the scene have been encouraging occupants of the house to come out; they also are encouraging residents in nearby homes to shelter in place.


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11 A.M. UPDATE: Police believe they have tracked down the suspect in a fatal shooting at a Wyoming gas station Monday morning. Authorities are closing in on a residence in the 900 block of Franklin Street in Grand Rapids.

Police said the suspect is likely armed, and considered dangerous. They are shutting down several streets in the area of the home, including the stretch of Franklin from Dallas to Geneva.

The man, in his 20s, that police are trying to apprehend is the suspect in the fatal shooting of a employee of a Marathon gas station at 28th Street and Buchanan Avenue.


Robbery ends in fatality in Wyoming

Robbery ends with an employee dead at a Wyoming gas station.

Police are currently searching for the suspect in the shooting, which occurred about 6 a.m. at a Marathon station at 28th Street and Buchanan Avenue.

Wyoming Police Lt. Tim Pols said when officers arrived, they found the employee, a 48-year-old woman, had been fatally shot. She died at the scene.

The suspect left the scene as a passenger in a vehicle, a white or creme-colored early 2000s, four-door Cadillac, that was headed northbound on Buchanan Avenue. Police described the suspect as a male in his 20s, about 6-foot to 6-foot-1-inch tall with a slim build. He was hearing a black hoody with a white string. Police said he should be considered armed and dangerous.

No other employees or customers were in the station at the time of the shooting, Pols said.



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