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Examiner: Kent County man fatally shot self in police shootout

Frank Anthony Kelley
Michigan Department of Corrections

Cause of death has been released for a man suspected of robbing a Wyoming credit union before a fatal shootout with police.

The Kent County Medical Examiner’s office says cause of death for Frank Anthony Kelley was a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

The 38-year-old man allegedly robbed the ATL Federal Credit Union in Wyoming last Monday morning, and led police on a vehicle chase that ended in Grand Rapids.

Authorities say gunfire was then exchanged during a brief chase on foot.

State corrections records say Kelley was sentenced in April 2016 for a burglary at a jeweler in May 2015, and had previously been out on bond. He was reported as a parole absconder last month.

Kelley’s record also includes sentences related to a 1994 armed robbery.

The June incident involved the cities of Wyoming, Kentwood and Grand Rapids. The Grand Rapids Police Department is investigating the shooting.

The medical examiner’s office says the firearm recovered at the scene and believed to be Kelley’s matches the bullet found during autopsy.

A GRPD representative says the gun had been fired more than once during the incident, and notes Kelley had been wearing body armor.

The GRPD says the investigation remains active pending review by the Kent County Prosecutor’s Office.

Hilary is a General Assignment and Enterprise reporter for WGVU Public Media. She joined WGVU in September 2014 after several years of experience as a local news reporter, anchor and photojournalist in Midland, Saginaw and Bay counties. She's also worked as a financial and business reporter and audio field producer.
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