A 71-year-old man has been pronounced dead at the Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The man's name and home state have not been released, but according to Lt. Gregg Hastings of the Oregon State Police, the man was a person of interest in an Ontario, Ore., bank robbery April 10.
According to the update, the man was driving a pickup truck that matched the description of a vehicle that fled the scene of the bank robbery. An Ontario Police officer pulled the truck over, and while the officer waited for cover officers to arrive, the driver shot himself.
"It was a fluid situation," Hastings said.
April 10, 2014
A man wanted in connection with a reported daylight bank robbery in Ontario, Ore., April 10 was found in a vehicle
suffering from a gunshot wound to the head, according to an Oregon State Police news release.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., Oregon State Police and Ontario Police Department officers were in pursuit of an armed suspect driving a pickup truck after a reported bank robbery at the Bank of the West in Ontario. About five minutes later, officers located a pickup matching that description south of Ontario.
When they approached the vehicle, officers found the wounded man unconscious, not breathing and with no pulse. After emergency medical care performed by the officers, the man started breathing. Medics arrived on the scene and transported the man to an unidentified area hospital. Officers found a handgun inside the pickup.