James A. King of Miami charged with Gary Financial institution theft by which a safety officer was shot – CBS Chicago
GARY, Ind. (CBS) – Last Friday, a Miami man was charged with a bank robbery in Gary that shot and killed a security officer, the Lake County, Indiana Sheriff’s office said Sunday.
James A. King, 24, of Miami, Florida, is charged with murder, crime, and armed robbery.
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The FBI and police in northwest Indiana arrested King following the incident. The search for a second suspect continued on Sunday.
The FBI said the security guard, identified as Richard Castellana by the Lake County Coroner’s Office, was killed shortly after 1:15 p.m. on Friday in a robbery at the First Midwest Bank branch on W. Ridge Road in 1975. in Gary.
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Castellana, 55, worked in the Cook County Sheriff’s Office for many years before joining the bank.
Lake County Sheriff’s Department officials said it appears the bank guard outside was ambushed and shot during the raid.
Surveillance images show the deadly duo, one with a handgun and one with a long gun, both dressed in black. Investigators say they used the guns on the security guard, first shot and killed him, and then stormed the bank with the guns to get the money.
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The Lake County Sheriff’s office said King was arrested in a wooded area near 43rd Avenue and Garfield Streets in Gary. A .40 caliber Glock Model 22 backpack, carrying about $ 9,000 in cash, was found near the location where King was arrested, authorities said.