Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Captain Charles Arman was shot and killed by six suspects after responding to a bank robbery-in-progress call.
As he entered the Tippecanoe Loan and Trust Company, he was shot three times and died of his wounds at the scene.
The suspects escaped with approximately $1,000 in a car with Iowa license plates.
Of the two suspects who were later identified, one escaped from prison while serving a 25-year sentence, but was later paroled and has since died.
The other suspect died by suicide in Sidell, Illinois, following the robbery of a Clinton, Indiana, bank in 1930 in which two other men suspected in the shooting of Captain Arman were also killed.
Of the remaining two suspects, one was recaptured three days after the same prison escape while another was killed by police during their recapture.