Kentucky deputies and U.S. marshals shot and killed the man suspected of robbing several banks throughout Southwest Florida. That includes the BB&T in Punta Gorda in May and another bank in Venice in July.
In a Facebook post Wednesday, the PGPD identified the man as Edward J. Reynolds, 57, through a joint effort by PGPD, the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office, the Cape Coral Police Department, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Last week, the FBI released a new flier with photos and a description of the suspect who was wanted in the cases.
The U.S. Marshals Service and local law enforcement spotted Reynolds in Scott County, Kentucky, late Tuesday evening, according to PGPD. During the apprehension, shots were fired, and Reynolds was killed. The investigation is still active and ongoing, according to PGPD.
The marshals and deputies found Reynolds at a rest stop off Interstate 75, WKYT News reported. A special response team tried to make contact with Reynolds, then confronted him, leading to a shootout, the station reported.
A Scott County deputy was injured. Deputy Jaime Morales was rushed to a local hospital where he underwent surgery, according to WKYT. He was in critical condition as of Wednesday.
The coroner pronounced Reynolds deceased at the scene.