Customer shot during attempted bank robbery in Muncie

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MUNCIE, Ind.-- A customer was shot Wednesday during a bank robbery in Muncie, police say.

The incident was reported just after 12:30 p.m. at the Prime Trust Credit Union near 26th and Madison.

Muncie police say the suspect, who they described as a white male, walked into the bank and displayed a gun as he attempted to rob the bank.

“The firearm was displayed at some point. And someone attempted to intervene with the robbery and a shot was fired inside the bank,” said Muncie Police Officer Chase Winkle.

Brandy Brown was sitting in a grocery store parking lot unaware that someone was trying to rob the bank across the street.

“I was sitting here eating my ice cream on my lunch break. When I looked up and the place was surrounded and police were coming out from everywhere with guns drawn,” said Brown.

The bullet hit a customer in the leg who tried to play the hero. Police believe it was a graze wound with minor injuries, he’s expected to be OK.

No one else was hurt, including Phyllis Mill’s daughter who works there. “Words cannot express. When it’s your child involved, you just-- God is good. But when that happens you just want to make sure your daughter is ok,” said Mills.

Shortly after the shooting a dozen officers and a K-9 started searching for the would-be robber. “Sound like in that time the suspect left on foot possibly on a bicycle,” said Winkle.

Police did take someone in for questioning, however, he is not the man responsible. Police released some surveillance photos of the suspect Wednesday evening:

“Kind of scary to be sitting here and not knowing that it was happening, anything could’ve happened,” said Brown.

This is a joint investigation with Muncie police and the FBI. We will keep you updated on any new developments.

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