Guard Dead Following Dallas Bank Robbery

bank robbery 1 Guard Dead Following Dallas Bank Robbery

The scene outside the Bank of America in the 3500 block of S. Lancaster, after a robbery and shooting. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A security guard is dead after an attempted bank robbery in Dallas Wednesday morning.

The armed security guard was shot with his own gun while struggling with the suspect at the Bank of America in the 3500 block of S. Lancaster in Dallas.

The suspect, identified as Courtland King, had forced his way into the secure teller area.  Police say the suspect took the security guard’s gun and shot him several times.

The guard, identified as 55-year-old Lionel Newell, died from his injuries.

King then ran from the scene and confronted two people at the nearby Holy Trinity Church. There the suspect demanded keys to a vehicle from the two men.

Officers arrived and arrested the suspect before he could drive away.

The FBI and Dallas Police are investigating the robbery and shooting.  King has been jailed and will likely face capital murder charges for the incident.

The carjacking victims from the church were not injured.

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One Comment

  1. Jewie Jewstein says:

    “The suspect and two robbery victim’s were unharmed.” The victim’s WHAT? OH, you mean VICTIMS!

    G-DD-MNIT, you idiots are JOURNALISTS, right? You’re held to higher standards than us “uneducated” cretins who don’t know the English lexicon as well as you, right?

    Oy vey…

  2. I don't know says:

    Channel 5 says that the guard died????

    1. NyteNurse says:

      Did he died?

  3. CBS11 is Now What WFAA Was(on a lack-of-quality scale) says:

    Channel 4 and Channel 5 both have reported the guard to have been killed. Channel 8 has noted “conflicting reports”. Channel 11, on the other hand, still has not corrected the spelling error at the end of this story. They’ll probably report the guard dead this weekend.

    1. C Bauer says:

      Is Marianne Martinez covering this story? 😉

  4. 'bout GD time says:

    There ya go, you great “reporter”, you! Now the story is updated! Someone give this person a cookie or a gold sticky star! Dinner tonight at Chuck E. Cheese’s!!! You earned it!

  5. dumbanddumber says:

    If a guard was shot during an armed robbery, the perps just got their aggravated felony upgraded to capital murder charges.

    I fully expect the dangerous person(s) responsible to be caught, charged, and prosecuted in due time.

  6. Harry Dunne says:

    Your name is very fitting, since that part of the story (the suspect’s capture at a church) has been in the news copy the whole time, even before the update and correction.

    You were joking, right?

  7. A Customerat BOA says:

    TV never get’s the facts just the story…..The Guard Mr. Newell was a nice man and cared for this customers at the bank in a professional manner. May he rest in peace and pray for his daughter.

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