Bank robbery suspect killed himself, police say

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A 29-year-old Indianapolis man suspected by police in a series of bank robberies, mostly on Indianapolis' Southside and Far Southside, shot and killed himself Saturday as police officers tried to arrest him, ...

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Dec 23, 2007
 
Waste of skin and air
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Dec 23, 2007
 
At least he didn't take anybody else with him!!!
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Dec 23, 2007
 
I agree with wow, at least he didn't take anyone with him ! BUT to blame his family for not raising him right is a bit far fetched ! He was an adult, not a child, so he knew exactly what he was doing and knew it was wrong. His family did not know anything of what he was doing, and no one else in his family has a criminal history of any kind as he did. He made his choices in life as we all do. Of course not many of us do the things he chose to do. But to blame them for his actions is not really fair. They are grieving right now for a lost son, brother, Uncle etc. and they were shocked at the bank robberies, and are stunned at his suicide. He was loved by them after all. I can say this as I know the family left behind.Not only do they have to live with the facts of what he did, the robberies, the running, the hiding, now they have to live with his suicide and his funeral.They have nothing to be ashamed of, he did...HE put them through this.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
love it when they save us the time, effort and money to lock them up
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Dec 23, 2007
 
I agree with Tap.. he was an adult, parents can't control their children once they are over 18. Don't blame the family..my prayers go out to them.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
I mostly agree with you, the guy was an adult and he made his own choices. Thank goodness he didn't hurt anyone else. I'm so sick of THAT scenario. But..his parents ARE partly to blame for the type of adult this guy turned out to be. He got his sense of morality and values, in large part, from them. I am a security guard for Huntington bank and I have to be on the look out for people like this on a daily basis and now that Christmas is upon us, it's not a matter of 'will we get robbed?' but, WHEN. Sad but true.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
This 29 year old man's family could not control his actions any more than Nick's family could control his statements above. I hope we all get a little more compassion this year. Sounds like some of us need it.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Got Compassion wrote:
This 29 year old man's family could not control his actions any more than Nick's family could control his statements above. I hope we all get a little more compassion this year. Sounds like some of us need it.
Everybody ready? OK, now vomit!
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Dec 23, 2007
 
He has been headed down this road for years now. He has gone from doing petty crimes to robbing banks.

Crime pays. Well, until you shoot yourself.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
just a thought wrote:
I agree with Tap.. he was an adult, parents can't control their children once they are over 18. Don't blame the family..my prayers go out to them.
I agree he was an adult, but I would argue the rest of your comment. Most parents can't control their children even when they are under 18.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
What a great turn of events. It's so nice to see someone who is willing to reduce the risk to cops lives and save tax payer dollars all at once. This guy deserves a medal.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Why wrote:
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I agree he was an adult, but I would argue the rest of your comment. Most parents can't control their children even when they are under 18.
Don't or Can't? If you teach them when they're young then you don't have to control them when they're grown. If you don't teach them when they're young then you CAN'T control them when they're grown.
Does that make sense?
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Too bad, now he will miss out on being placed on probation. . . He only would have gotten at most 6 to 8 years in prison, and only would have served maybe 2 to 3 of those years and then been on probation... It is just a tragedy that the system failed this young man..
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Dec 23, 2007
 
Jack Rabbit Slim wrote:
It is just a tragedy that the system failed this young man..
Craziest post so far.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
He traumatized a lot of people.
I thank Jesus that noone was physically hurt in the robberies.
I am grieving, however, that he chose to take his own life. I will be praying for his family; that the Holy Ghost will comfort them, as only He can.
BTW, before you start in on me, I am the parent of one of the tellers at whom he pointed his gun; so don't tell me that I shouldn't have compassion for this young man and his family.
I doubt you would judge so harshly if your family was living this tragedy.

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blame the parents or not..... vincent and diego were robbing banks and spending the money on luxury items... They weren't doing it because they were homeless or hungry.. they simple wanted the money. They wanted to buy excessive cars and clothes. They didn't want to make an honest living and went for the quick buck. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Vincent's Mom and Grandma in his truck when it was pulled over? Did they think he just got some great job which afforded him new vehicles with custom wheels? They knew something funny was going on, whether they knew the whole story or not is questionable. I actually met both of them in the misdst of their crime spree and Diego seems like a complete follower and probably would never have robbed a bank without the influence of Vincent. Hopefully, by some miracle, Diego is actually rehabilitated in prison and comes out a better person. I feel bad for the grieving family, but I feel worse for all of the people who had guns put in their faces out of greed.
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#18
Dec 23, 2007
 
Obviously some one didn't raise you right since you turned out so judgemental..
Nick wrote:
I'm sure he was really innocent and decided to commit suicide just that MINUTE! One less criminal we will have to support for life! Would say sympathy to the family at this time of year but then again if they had raised him right, he wouldn't have been a 29 year old criminal.
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Dec 23, 2007
 
You actually met both of them? Riiiiggght!
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blame the parents or not..... vincent and diego were robbing banks and spending the money on luxury items... They weren't doing it because they were homeless or hungry.. they simple wanted the money. They wanted to buy excessive cars and clothes. They didn't want to make an honest living and went for the quick buck. Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't Vincent's Mom and Grandma in his truck when it was pulled over? Did they think he just got some great job which afforded him new vehicles with custom wheels? They knew something funny was going on, whether they knew the whole story or not is questionable. I actually met both of them in the misdst of their crime spree and Diego seems like a complete follower and probably would never have robbed a bank without the influence of Vincent. Hopefully, by some miracle, Diego is actually rehabilitated in prison and comes out a better person. I feel bad for the grieving family, but I feel worse for all of the people who had guns put in their faces out of greed.
Just FOR THOUGHT

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Dec 23, 2007
 
TAP wrote:
I agree with wow, at least he didn't take anyone with him ! BUT to blame his family for not raising him right is a bit far fetched ! He was an adult, not a child, so he knew exactly what he was doing and knew it was wrong. His family did not know anything of what he was doing, and no one else in his family has a criminal history of any kind as he did. He made his choices in life as we all do. Of course not many of us do the things he chose to do. But to blame them for his actions is not really fair. They are grieving right now for a lost son, brother, Uncle etc. and they were shocked at the bank robberies, and are stunned at his suicide. He was loved by them after all. I can say this as I know the family left behind.Not only do they have to live with the facts of what he did, the robberies, the running, the hiding, now they have to live with his suicide and his funeral.They have nothing to be ashamed of, he did...HE put them through this.
I agree 100% Some just turn out to be scrum.
TYPICALSTUPIDHOO SIERS

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Dec 23, 2007
 
How about the illegal alien? Why did'nt police make sure he "committed suicide" at the last minute too? Everyone knows what really happened, Indy police have a long history of executing suspects.

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