Police Shoot, Kill Bank Robbery Suspect in Evanston

Chase Bank branch in Evanston robbed Monday afternoon

Monday, Dec 16, 2013  |  Updated 6:58 PM CDT
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Police Shoot, Kill Bank Robbery Suspect in Evanston

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Police Shoot, Kill Bank Robbery Suspect in Evanston

A suspected bank robber was fatally shot by police Monday afternoon in Evanston. Christian Farr reports.
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Police fatally shot a suspected bank robber outside a north suburban bakery late Monday afternoon.

Evanston police responded just after 3 p.m. to the robbery at the Chase Bank branch in the 900 block of Grove Street, according to a statement from police.

A teller gave police a description of the suspect, and then officers saw a man matching that description walking west on Grove Street away from the bank, police said.

Several officers confronted the man next to Bennison’s Bakery, and shot him after he refused to drop the weapon he was holding, police said.

He was taken to Evanston Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.

The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office had not been notified of the fatality as of 5 p.m.

Authorities recovered an undisclosed amount of cash from the bank and a 9mm handgun, police said. No one else was injured.

Kristin Lee was inside the bakery when police arrived about 4 p.m.

“I had just gotten inside the bakery and was standing next to the window. A fleet of cars pulled up and officers had guns drawn, yelling at the man,” Lee said.

Lee said there were about 10 people in the bakery at the time of the shooting and everyone inside was asked to stay there.

Maple Street is closed from Grove to Davis streets as police investigate.

The Evanston police Office of Professional Standards and the Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit will investigate the officer-involving shooting, police said.

The FBI could not immediately be reached for comment on the bank robbery.

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