Updated: Homicide investigaion in Battle Creek
updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - Battle Creek Police confirm they have arrested a suspect in a homicide at a Citgo Station at the corner of W. Michigan and Hussey Avenue.

The suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Shawn Pike.

Detective Sgt. Jim Martens confirms the victim was a 27-year-old female employee. Police have identified her as Nicole Gates.

Family of the victim says that she was an acquaintance with Pike.

We're told K9 dogs were brought in to help track the suspects. The scent was traced to an apartment building where it was lost.

A second person has been arrested who may be an accessory to the homicide.

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