Having trouble receiving FOX 17? Click here:

Family holding fundraiser for slain West Michigan mother

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Nicole Gates, mother of three killed

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. — The family of a murdered mother of three is holding a fundraiser to help pay for her funeral costs.

The fundraiser for Nicole Gates will be held from 8 p.m. Saturday to 2 a.m. Sunday at The Warehouse, 1299 Colombia Ave. E.   There will be a raffle and a live band at the event.

Gates, 27, was killed early Wednesday morning while working at the Citgo gas station on M-89 at Hussey Avenue.

Shawn Pike, suspected killer

Shawn Pike, suspected killer

Shawn Pike, 30,  was charged Thursday with felony murder and being a habitual offender in connection with her death. Investigators say the motive was robbery, and that he stole cash, cigarettes, beer, lottery tickets and her car.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.