Police: Bank robber dies of self-inflicted gun shot

A man who police said robbed a Holland-area bank branch and shot himself two days later has died.
Mark Brooky
Apr 26, 2013


The Kent County medical examiner notified the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department on Friday afternoon that Edgar Martinez, 20, died at a Grand Rapids hospital.

Lt. Mark Bennett of the Sheriff's Department said investigators had determined that Martinez used a gun to hold up the Macatawa Bank branch at the corner of Butternut Drive and James Street in Holland Township on Tuesday. Witnesses said the robber fled on foot and then got into a vehicle driven by another person.

Martinez was one of four people in a car stopped by police on Thursday in the Leisure Estates Mobile Home Community in Holland Township. Police said Martinez, who most recently lived in Park Township, shot himself in the head during the traffic stop. No one else was hurt.

Bennett said a forensic autopsy will be performed on Martinez's body in the next few days, and the case remains under investigation.



good thing he died, now we wont have to support that loser in jail


Honestly think Before you judge someone . I'm the sister Of the man in the article , & I think You should Go to hell For judging my brother , as soon as I Saw your comment I registered to this , to reply to a Cold hearted person like you , First put yourself in that persons shoes & Then judge . K thanks .


If he was a better shot it would have cost us less...we just paid for his days in the hospital! Obviously he was not trained in the use of guns!! Lets run a check on the gun serial number so we can get to the bottom of this!!


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Wonder if he would have been one of the 33 million new citizens under Obama/Gag of 8 amnesty plan.


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