Posted: Feb 7, 2013 8:05 AM by AP
SLIDELL, La. (AP) - Police say a man suspected of robbing a Slidell bank at gunpoint shot himself in the head as St. Tammany Parish sheriff's deputies attempted to stop him in a nearby subdivision minutes after the robbery.
Sgt. Sean Beavers says witnesses told investigators the man walked into a branch of Gulf Coast Bank at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday wearing a hoodie, a mask and gloves.
Beavers says the man allegedly showed a handgun and walked away with an undisclosed amount of money.
As deputies attempted stop the suspect, Beavers says the suspect shot himself with a small caliber handgun.
The man's name and medical condition have not been released.
Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com