Bank robbery suspect killed himself, police say

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, ... Full Story
Jason

Fishers, IN

#28 Dec 23, 2007
2 shots? Did the first 1 miss?
Responsibility

AOL

#29 Dec 23, 2007
Sorry for his death but if you live by the sword you could die by the sword. Probably saved the taxpayers a lot of money.
Responsibility

AOL

#30 Dec 23, 2007
TYPICALSTUPIDHOOSIERS wrote:
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.
You are nuts and if you can't prove the cr@p you are spreading, you should keep quiet. That could be slander.
TYPICALSTUPIDHOO SIERS

Punta Gorda, FL

#32 Dec 23, 2007
Responsibility wrote:
<quoted text>
You are nuts and if you can't prove the cr@p you are spreading, you should keep quiet. That could be slander.
Can you prove the existance of God with physical evidnece? No, but God exist anyway. I have lost track over the years how many suspects have been shot in the back, "shot themselves" while handcuffed in the back of a cruiser, shot and killed by the police WHILE UNARMED, all the cop has to say is: "I say him crouch and reach for something". You are a fool if you think otherwise. Cops end up with personal issues from dealing with the same people over time. They get it in for them. When the opprotunity arrives, they take it. After all, they have a license to kill.
Fido

South Bend, IN

#33 Dec 23, 2007

Since: Jul 07

Indianapolis

#34 Dec 23, 2007
Bruce wrote:
<quoted text>
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?
Excellent post and very true.

Since: Jul 07

Indianapolis

#35 Dec 23, 2007
TYPICALSTUPIDHOOSIERS wrote:
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.
"Indy police have a long history of executing suspects"?
Do you have any data to support that statement or; simply your attempt to prove you could come up with something even more stupid than your name?
If you are compelled to refer to the citizens of Indiana as 'typically stupid', you're a fool, and an idiot
with a major, personality disorder.
You have neither credibility nor class.
TAP

Shelbyville, IN

#36 Dec 23, 2007
AH trust comes out...family and friends don't play dumb now you were well aware your offspring was a habitual criminal. Don't act shocked now!!!

As for this, the family was well aware of his past, and the long road of his criminal history. They tried their best to help him straigthen his life up, so many times. He would for awhile, then he was back to being a criminal again. Robbing banks was a shock to the family, no one thought he would ever go that far. No one ever thought he would stick guns in innocent peoples faces and threaten them. This was a side of him even the family had not seen.I can not see blaming parents for his actions now, makeing any sense.How do you explain his brother and sister never being in one bit of trouble? They were all raised the same. I think he was a cry for help his parents never heard.But whatever the reason he decided to do what he did, it makes no sense to put blame on anyone other than where the blame lays, Vince himself. As for the family noticing the vehicles, fancy clothes etc. of course the family noticed this and yes he was asked about it. They were concerned about what he was into and tried to talk to him about it, so I probably should have phrased what I said a bit better about them being shocked and surprised about the robberies. As for his mother and grandmother being in the vehicle with him or his brother in law, it was NOT his mother. That was an error on the part of whoever wrote it and was corrected. It was his in laws that were in the vehicle at the time. At no time did any of Vincent Wolfleys family take any stolen money or fancy gifts from him.That is the truth. As for the person who said they had met them both, yes, Vince liked fancy clothes and jewelry and cars. He was always like that, and I am sure he was in it for the money too, aren't all bank robbers? Whether this person met Vince or not remains open to debate,but,feel what you want towards him, but please have some compassion for the family left behind.
White Victim

Indianapolis, IN

#37 Dec 23, 2007
Thank you sir for doing the right thing and saving the taxpayers the cost of a trial, and a lengthy prison sentence. Now even your family will get over the embarassment.
White Victim

Indianapolis, IN

#38 Dec 23, 2007
I don't know if Indy police have a reputation of executing suspects, but if they do it in fact, obviously they would make the crime scene to support their claim. Personally I don't care if they execute suspects or not. Most of the suspects are not choir boys who make "mistakes" but rather criminals. You got to admit when a suspect dies, the trial and prison sentence expense are eliminated.
directional suicide

Indianapolis, IN

#39 Dec 23, 2007
Jason wrote:
2 shots? Did the first 1 miss?
Probably didn't splatter enough or show enough penetration I'm guessing, so he thought he'd squeeze off another round.
directional suicide

Indianapolis, IN

#40 Dec 23, 2007
White Victim wrote:
I don't know if Indy police have a reputation of executing suspects, but if they do it in fact, obviously they would make the crime scene to support their claim. Personally I don't care if they execute suspects or not. Most of the suspects are not choir boys who make "mistakes" but rather criminals. You got to admit when a suspect dies, the trial and prison sentence expense are eliminated.
Dang, I think I found my thought twin.
Were definately on the same page.
sissy

Bargersville, IN

#41 Dec 23, 2007
We love you bubby..I miss you.
Angel

Shelbyville, IN

#42 Dec 23, 2007
I DO know this family very well, and also Vince for over 13 years now. I have seen Vince do some pretty stupid things throughout those years. The hell he put his Mother thru everytime he broke the law was substanial, and I know this because I was there with her so many times to try and help her deal with it.But as with many criminals there were two sides to Vince.He could be a caring, loving person. The shock the family felt at the bank robberies was to hear that Vince had put a gun in tellers faces, threatening to shoot them and scaring them so badly. This was not the Vince they knew and loved, nor was it the Vince that I knew either. I think this is what TAP was alluding to, but did not get across.He wasn't all bad, but had a bad streak.Don't you hear this with many criminals and their families, they just can not believe it, it did not sound like the person they knew, the person who has done the crime? Such is the case with Vince.

There are upset, tramatized family members left behind,and it is sure hard to have to say to a 12 year old child that his Uncle whom he loved so very much had commited all these bank robberies, let alone have to turn around and tell him his Uncle has just shot himself and is dead.Thats what I have been having to deal with. Trying to explain how his Uncle could have killed himself like that. Because you see, I am the ex sister in law of Vince Wolfley. I was married to his brother,and he was my sons favorite Uncle. I am not ashamed to admit that I knew him or was at one point related to him.

But as for what he did, the bank robberies, threatening people, scaring them so badly as he did,running, hiding and then taking his own life, I will NOT defend him for. I will not defend him for all those years of his crinimal past either. He had many many times he could have made a better life for himself. All of his family tried to help him do just that, and he simply wanted to live his life his own way.Much to the anquish of his mother, and the rest of his family.

No parents are perfect, as no child or adult is perfect. We all make mistakes, some of us more seriuos than others, as in Vinces case. So why put the blame anywhere but where it belongs? It belongs on Vince. His family tried to him, they loved him, stood beside him when they thought it would help and walked away when they had to for their own sakes and sanity.Now you can still judge Vince however you want, but those of us who REALLY knew him have our memories we prefer to remember than those of a bank robber.

But, when you say things regarding the family of Vince, that includes my son, and I have to stand up for him, as he loved him dearly, and Vince loved him in return. And this includes my ex in laws that I still care for as well. So remember, bash him if you must, but please remember the pain the family left behind is going though and have some compassion for them.
sissy

Bargersville, IN

#43 Dec 23, 2007
None of you can be judgemental.You didn't know him...The family is grieving and would like your rude comments to stop.We love you Vince.
sissy

Bargersville, IN

#44 Dec 23, 2007
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.
You don't know him ..Please don't say anything about my bubs.
Be For Real

Wheaton, IL

#45 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.
where were the parents?
sissy

Bargersville, IN

#46 Dec 23, 2007
I am one of his sisters.I am really hurt like the rest of my family.He has 1 brother and 3 sisters.THe whole family is sadened.But I would like to let people know he was very loveable,sweet and caring man.Iam never going to see my brother again and it is hurting me and my family ..So don't judge my family when you don't know him
The Reaper

San Francisco, CA

#47 Dec 23, 2007
I've been waiting on him...what took you so long too get here?
brad

Hyattsville, MD

#48 Dec 23, 2007
I am so sorry for your and your family's loss. God Bless

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