A hostage kidnapped during a Northern California bank robbery was killed by police in an ensuing chase and shootout, likely during a final gunbattle where the lone surviving suspect used her as a human shield, authorities said Monday.
The hostage who died in the bank heist and shootout in Stockton July 16 will be laid to rest Monday.
A woman who was inside a Stockton bank during last week’s violent robbery and shootout that led to the death of Misty Holt-Singh talked to our sister station in Sacramento about what happened inside the Bank of the West branch.
Prosecutors in Stockton have charged a suspect in a bank robbery with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a shootout.
The father of one of the suspects who died in Wednesday’s bank robbery in Stockton expresses his condolences to the family of the hostage who was killed.
Detectives believe that one of the men killed in Wednesday’s bank robbery, hostage situation and deadly shootout carried out a robbery at the same Bank of the West branch earlier in the year.
A 19-year-old Stockton man is expected to be charged Monday with triple-murder in the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other robbery suspects who died amid a violent police shootout in broad daylight.
Greg Bentley, an attorney representing the family of Misty Holt-Singh, is seeking documents, dispatch logs, video and other evidence police gathered during and after the hourlong robbery, car chase and gun battle Wednesday afternoon.
A fourth suspect connected to the robbery of a Stockton bank and the chase and deadly shootout that followed is still on the loose, according to authorities.
The suspects who robbed a Stockton bank and took three people hostage also intended to kill people in a running gun battle with police, according to the city’s police chief.