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Georgia Man Ends Life After Multi-State Manhunt, Bank Robbery Standoff at Illinois Truck Stop


A man from Georgia met a grisly end by taking his own life after a nearly 8-hour standoff with police at an Illinois truck stop following a bank robbery in Shelby Township, authorities said. According to FOX 2 Detroit, on March 7, at approximately 10:36 AM, the robbery was reported at the Bank of America located at 13750 23 Mile Road, where witnesses reported a black male passing a note demanding money to a teller before fleeing the scene, the police response was swift but the suspect had already disappeared on a motorized scooter leading to a semi-truck escape.

The suspect, a 33-year-old from Georgia, was later tracked down by Shelby Township detectives to a trucking company in Illinois, leading to his identification, this discovery prompted a collaboration with the Effingham Police Department according to information obtained by WWJ Newsradio 950, the man was located at a TA Truck Stop where he then barricaded himself in the semi-truck and after the failed negotiation he took his life, Shelby Township Police Department assured by stating "Make no mistake about it – if you come to Shelby Township to commit a crime, our department will track you down no matter where you try to hide."


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