Officials: Suspect involved in Racine County bank robbery fatally shoots self during police pursuit

Updated: 4:19 p.m. on March 12, 2021

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Police say the suspect in Thursday's bank robbery has been identified as 42-year-old Kenneth White, from Aurora, Illinois.

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Posted: 3:54 p.m. on March 11, 2021

RACINE COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A suspect who police say was involved in an armed robbery at Tri-City National Bank in the village of Sturtevant, ended their life during a police pursuit that followed. 

It started just before 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 11. Police responded to a report of an armed robbery at the Tri-City National Bank on Durand Avenue.

According to police, the suspect fled the bank with cash in a vehicle. Mount Pleasant police caught up to the vehicle on Oakes Road near State Highway 20 and a pursuit began. 

The chase continued west on Highway 20, when the suspect vehicle started to slow down. Police say that's when the driver of the suspect vehicle then suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was pronounced deceased at the scene. 

The Sturtevant Police Department is continuing the investigation with the assistance of the Mount Pleasant Police Department and the FBI.

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