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Police: Man Kills Self After Failed Heist

Associated Press

August 16, 2010

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) – Authorities have identified the 66-year-old man who shot himself to death after what police said was a failed attempt to rob a bank in Lowell.

Investigators said William Champagne, of Lowell, took his own life on Saturday after firing two shots at a police officer. The officer had responded an alarm at the Lowell Cooperative Bank.

Authorities said Champagne then climbed a fire escape to the roof of a building, where he shot himself in the head. He was pronounced dead after being flown to a Boston hospital.

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    alex11991

    over 3 years ago

    1978 Comments

    Well, he got one thing right.

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    Jonas

    over 3 years ago

    41204 Comments

    Sad but at least he didn't hurt any Officers or citizens.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    WOW, Glad the scum bag did the right thing.
    Glad no officer was hurt.

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    46104 Comments

    Glad the officer was not hurt.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    Glad the officer is okay and this bad guy saved the state a lot of money.

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    wiseass0282

    over 3 years ago

    10986 Comments

    Glad the Officer wasn't hurt.

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    darsavmo

    over 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Was this suicide by cop?

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    kuhnkejer

    over 3 years ago

    220 Comments

    WOW I'm just wondering did he try and rob the bank through the roof. If I made that mistake I would kill myself to. Or did he try to break into the bank from the roof. And anyone who shoots at a cop needs to find a way to meet his maker. Either through the court, his own accord or by me.

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