ONTARIO, Ore. -- A man suspected of robbing an Ontario bank has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, according to the Oregon State Police.
The man was found unconscious in a pickup truck only a few miles from where the robbery occurred Thursday afternoon.
At around 12:27 p.m., OSP troopers were notified by Ontario Police to be on the lookout for a pickup that fled a robbery at the Bank of the West in Ontario. The suspect was said to be armed with a handgun and traveling alone.
About eight minutes later, officers spotted the suspect's pickup stopped on Alameda Drive near Onion Avenue, about two miles south of Ontario.
When police approached the pickup they found an unconscious man inside slumped over with a gunshot wound to his head. He was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Officers initiated emergency medical care and the man started breathing. He was taken to Saint Alphonsus Medical Center in Ontario, and then transferred to Saint Alphonsus in Boise where he died.
Police say a handgun was found inside the pickup. Alameda Drive was closed for about two-and-a-half hours while police investigated.
The man's name has not been released pending positive identification and notification of relatives.