Get The Clarion-Ledger App to stay in the know.
SALTILLO, Miss. — A bank teller in Mississippi was killed during an attempted robbery, and authorities say the suspect took her own life after a police chase.
Itawamba County Sheriff Chris Dickinson tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal a teller was killed Wednesday at the Farmers and Merchants Bank in Mantachie, a town of about 1,100 residents.
Jim Johnson, the sheriff in neighboring Lee County, says his department was called to help pursue a suspect in a black sport utility vehicle.
Johnson tells WTVA-TV the suspect died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound in Saltillo, about 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Mantachie.
Johnson says a weapon has been recovered and it matches the caliber of shell casings found inside the bank.
The names of the bank teller and the suspect were not immediately released.
Read or Share this story: http://www.clarionledger.com/story/news/2017/06/21/mississippi-bank-robbery/416259001/