Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones speaks to reporters in Stockton, California, July 17, 2014. Heavily armed bank robbers who took hostages and engaged police in a running gun battle during a high-speed... more 
Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones speaks to reporters in Stockton, California, July 17, 2014. Heavily armed bank robbers who took hostages and engaged police in a running gun battle during a high-speed chase across three Northern California communities were bent on killing officers, a police chief said on Thursday. The incident that began with a robbery at a Bank of the West branch in Stockton on Wednesday afternoon ended with two of the suspects and one of their three female hostages dead, Stockton Police Chief Eric Jones said. REUTERS/Max Whittaker (UNITED STATES - Tags: CRIME LAW) less 
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Thu, Jul 17, 2014 6:42 PM EDT