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Posted on: May 5, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Police search for homicide suspect; believe incident isolated


Battle Creek Police said the man killed in this morning's shooting in Urbandale is 63-year-old Frank Zanetti of Bedford Towship.

Zanetti was the owner of Battle Creek Tile and Mosaic, on West Michigan Avenue, where he was shot at approximately 10:30 this morning.

The suspect remains at large. He is described as 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.

Police believe this was an isolated incident. If anyone in the community sees someone matching the suspect's description, please do not approach him, and call 911.

The suspect, who is unknown at this time, asked specifically for Zanetti, who was helping a customer at the time. It appears that Zanetti was shot one time in the head. While several people were in the store at the time, there were no other injuries.

Anyone with information can contact Police at 269-966-3322 or Silent Observer at 269-964-3888.

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