2 dead, 2 injured after Eufaula bank robbery

Ponca City Now - January 22, 2016 9:18 am

EUFAULA, Okla. (AP) – Officials say a bank president was shot to death during a robbery in eastern Oklahoma and the suspect was killed after a car chase and exchange of gunfire with police.

FBI Special Agent Terry Weber said at a news conference that a man walked into the Bank of Eufaula, about 125 miles east of Oklahoma City, Thursday morning and shot a bank employee.

The state banking commissioner confirmed the bank’s president and CEO, Randy Peterson, was killed.

Authorities say the man tried to take another employee hostage and shot her when she resisted. He then took a female customer hostage and fled in a car.

Authorities pursued, caught up with the suspect and exchanged gunfire. The suspect, identified as 39-year-old Cedric Lamont Norris, was killed, and the hostage was shot.

Weber says both women who were shot are expected to survive.


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