NORTH MANCHESTER — Police have identified the suspected in a North Manchester bank robbery as David Mills, 22, of Columbia City.
After allegedly robbing the bank in Wabash County, Mills committed suicide in Kosciusko County, near South Whitley.
According to police reports, Mills entered First Financial Bank, on North Market Street, robbed a teller and left, northbound on Ind. 13 at approximately at 6 p.m. Friday.
After a pursuit by a North Manchester Police officer, Mills stopped at the intersection of Ind. 13 and Ind. 14.
Police say he refused to leave his vehicle, and moments later a firearm was discharged inside the vehicle.
According to the police scanner, the North Manchester officer waited for assistance from South Whitley Policeman Rick Carroll.
Officials approached Mills’ truck and found him suffering from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Emergency personnel responded to the scene, but Mills was pronounced dead.
Mills was a 2009 Columbia City High School graduate.