Bank robbery suspect shot, killed in Plainfield

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PLAINFIELD – One man is dead and two other suspects are in custody after a bank robbery in Plainfield.

According to investigators, the robbery happened just before 11 a.m. Friday at the Plainfield branch of the State Bank of Lizton at 2100 Stafford Road.

But the three suspects, two men and a woman, didn’t get far. Because of some recent robberies, the FBI was already in the area, and tracked the suspects to a nearby neighborhood, where a member of the FBI’s Safe Streets Task Force shot and killed one of the suspects, according to investigators.

“I did not expect to see that at all, to see a body out in the street this morning,” said Shannon Wagoner, who lives near the intersection where the shooting occurred, at Springcrest Street and Almond Drive.

Nearby schools were put on lockdown, while police conducted their investigation. Plainfield police said they were thankful for the FBI’s help.

“Obviously with bank robberies in the area, their task force is out doing investigations,” said Plainfield Police Capt. Jill Lees. “Our middle and high school is nearby, so the schools were on lockdown because the safety and security of our residents are our top priority.”

Authorities were waiting to release the names of the suspects, including the man who was shot.

“You never hear of anything happening like this in Plainfield,” said neighborhood resident Dorothy Anderson.

“That’s very sad that somebody had to die,” Wagoner said. “But that was his choice to rob that bank, so he kind of took his life into his own hands.”