PD: Woman fatally shoots self after bank robbery

Posted at 7:07 PM, Apr 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-02 01:48:10-04

Police in Surprise say a woman is dead after shooting herself in the chest following a bank robbery.

They say officers were dispatched to the First Bank near Cotton Lane and Greenway Road at  about 4 p.m. Friday about a robbery that had just occurred.


They say an adult female suspect fled the area in a vehicle.

Police located the car not far from the bank and say the woman pointed a handgun to her head.

At some point during negotiations with officers, police say she shot herself in the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman's name hasn't been released and police say they're still investigating the incident.