Bank Robbery Suspect Killed In NC Standoff Had 14 Gunshot Wounds

CARY, N.C. (AP) -- A 19-year-old who took hostages at a Cary bank suffered 14 gunshot wounds when he died in a hail of bullets.

An autopsy report released Thursday by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner found that Devon Mitchell suffered head wounds and multiple shots to the chest and arms. Five different police officers fired their weapons during the standoff on Feb. 10.

That day, Mitchell entered the bank and said he had a gun. He took seven hostages during the course of the three-hour standoff, but let most of them go before trying to leave the bank.

He was shot after holding what appeared to be a gun to a woman's head. Police said later that Mitchell was unarmed.


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  • by Anonymous Location: greenville on May 15, 2011 at 05:23 PM
    It sad how people just want to post comments just to be seen yes he was wrong for doing this did you ever stop to think that it could of been your child you never know what a child might do no matter how good you raised them. It did not have to be that many shot that many police shooting yes they thought he had a gun but he did not learn to pray for people you never know what you might have to face before you leave this world you better think before you speak it could hit home think if it were you and your family had to read these post people put up here it would not be so good
  • by FedUp II Location: Greenville on May 13, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    Nice shooting!
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      by Anonymous on May 15, 2011 at 06:47 AM in reply to FedUp II
      Funny People were so sentimental to the guy who got shot once and died at eastern neurology. This guy got shot 14 times and someone said they wish it was 15 times. God is watching.
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        by Where Is God? on May 15, 2011 at 08:20 AM in reply to
        You say he's watching....I don't see him. He must be a sniper.
  • by ALEX Location: ENC on May 13, 2011 at 09:05 AM
    Is there really an issue here? He robbed a bank, even with a fake gun......he got what he got.
  • by BoomBoom on May 13, 2011 at 07:22 AM
    14 bullets are a whole lot cheaper than feeding and housing a criminal for the rest of his life. That should pay for at least one more teacher in the schools. Shoot more, please.
  • by pete Location: grifton on May 13, 2011 at 07:07 AM
    K.G do you ever read the bible? prayer's for the dead are a waste of breath their fate is already sealed.pray for the family is good.try to talk and change people before they let the devil get controll.
  • by Anon V on May 13, 2011 at 05:34 AM
    What is the point of this story? He CHOSE to rob the bank and pretend he had a gun and he met the consequences. Maybe this will deter other wannabe punks from doing the same!
  • by KG Location: Greenville on May 13, 2011 at 05:30 AM
    This is so sad, he was so young! I will pray for him and his family. A young life gone.....so so sad!
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      by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 06:13 AM in reply to KG
      Instead of praying after the fact, why don't you get involved in young lives os kids like this! Make a difference and be proactive!
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        by boxer on May 13, 2011 at 06:59 AM in reply to
        Praying is a good thing, no matter WHEN it's done!!!
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          by Anonymous on May 13, 2011 at 10:31 AM in reply to boxer
          ok you win...NEXT story!1
  • by boxer on May 13, 2011 at 05:13 AM
    I don't care if he had 50 gun shot wounds. What difference does that make? He WAS the criminal!! Dang liberals.....
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on May 13, 2011 at 03:04 AM
    Stupid is as stupid does my Mama always said.
  • by BLAHammed on May 13, 2011 at 02:54 AM
    Swiss Cheese.
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