Captain
Charles William Arman
Lafayette Police Department
Tuesday, November 1, 1927

Age: 41
Served: 8 years
Badge #:
Panel 51W, Line 1
Panel L15, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Tuesday, November 1, 1927
09:00 am
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
125 North 4th Street, Lafayette
Incident County:
Tippecanoe
Incident Township:
Fairfield
Weapon Used:
Gun (unknown type)
Suspect Disposition:
• Paroled
• Died by suicide
Burial Place:
Saint Boniface Cemetery, Lafayette

   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.



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