Romeoville bank hostages say gunman said he was ‘tired of life,’ planned on dying

Romeoville bank hostages say gunman said he was ‘tired of life,’ planned on dying

ROMEOVILLE, Ailing. (TOC) — Mobile phone video reveals a gunman holding hostages inside a suburban Romeoville financial institution earlier this week. The state of affairs ended when a SWAT workforce member killed the person.

Now, we’re listening to from two girls who have been contained in the financial institution when this occurred.

READ MORE: Romeoville financial institution hostages share harrowing ordeal: ‘He was actually crying out for assist’

Illinois State Police at the moment are in command of the investigation, asking why the gunman went right into a Romeoville financial institution and took clients and workers hostage. All of them acquired out safely, and two of these hostages instructed a narrative a few very troubled man.

Hostages say the gunman – believed to be in his 60s – fired three pictures contained in the Romeoville financial institution Tuesday and began talking to them.

Full interview with Roxana Boyden

One in all hostages, mom of 4 Roxana Boyden, recalled what the gunman mentioned.

“He adamantly talked about how we’re necessary,” Boyden mentioned. “We’re mothers, now we have children. He said he had nobody.”

One other mom held hostage, Sandra Mendoza, captured video of the gunman who stored speaking.

“‘I am not right here to harm you. I am not right here to harm nobody, I am not right here for the cash,'” Mendoza mentioned. “‘I am right here as a result of I am uninterested in life. I’m uninterested in life, I am drained the financial institution screwed me over.’ That is what he stored on saying.”

Full interview with Sandra Mendoza

The gunman’s motive stays unclear. The hostages estimate they have been held captive for half-hour. Throughout that point, the gunman talked about his circle of relatives.

“He mentioned his mother had handed, and nobody instructed him something about it,” Mendoza mentioned. “Within the obituary they did not even embody him as a son.”

In addition they mentioned he deliberate on dying.

“He actually instructed us, ‘I am right here to die tonight, both I’ll take my life, or they’ll take it. However I am not leaving right here at the moment,'” Mendoza mentioned.

In the end, the gunman set the hostages free. As soon as legislation enforcement arrived, he was shot, transported to the hospital, and pronounced useless.

The 2 moms mentioned these 30 terrifying minutes revealed what life is really about.

“In spite of everything this, I am a powerful believer we must always reside life to the fullest and love each other it doesn’t matter what,” Mendoza mentioned.

“By the grace of God, I am okay,” Boyden added. “I am with my household the place I needs to be.”

The Will County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned a member of its SWAT workforce fired one shot that hit the suspect. Regulation enforcement and the coroner’s workplace haven’t but launched the gunman’s title.

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