A woman was shot and killed in the parking lot of an Okemos credit union around 10 a.m. Friday morning, Meridian Township Chief David Hall tells News 10.
It happened at the Michigan State University Federal Credit Union on Central Park Drive.
Hall says his department received the call at 10:02AM, shortly after the crime occurred. He says the woman was dead when police arrived.
Helicopters took to the air to search for a suspect. Hall tells News 10 the crime was "not random."
Police are not releasing a name, but they say the suspect is a white man in his 60s, who fled in a 1992 four-door gold Buick Century with a license plate PRT 252. They say the vehicle has damage on its front side panel.
No one robbed the bank, according to authorities. They say the woman did not work at the bank and they are investigating the motive.
The violent crime came as a shock to those living nearby.
"My first thought was my friend inside and whether she was okay," former Credit Union Employee Amy Gonser told News 10.
"This is a quiet area, and this sort of thing, I would say, it will never happen here. But I have been proven wrong," Customer Ed Wardmoore said.