Suspected Colton bank robber found dead inside building

COLTON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a suspected robber has been found dead inside a Southern California bank after shooting at officers.

Police in Colton, 60 miles east of Los Angeles, say a silent alarm sent officers to the Chase Bank at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.

As they approached, the suspect fired at them through a window from inside the bank.

An officer was wounded in the neck, possibly by flying glass, but the injury was minor.

Authorities say customers and employees managed to leave the bank, leaving the gunman alone inside.

The bank was surrounded.

KNBC-TV says a SWAT team entered at around 9 p.m. and found a dead man who was believed to be the robbery suspect.

It’s not immediately clear whether he was wounded by police or shot himself.

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