Police ID Suspect Killed In Bank Robbery Attempt

Police on Wednesday identified the suspect and the security guard who fatally shot him during an attempted bank robbery in south Dallas.

A robbery in progress was reported just after 2 p.m. at the Chase Bank located on the 4400 block of South Lancaster Road.

The suspect in the attempted bank robbery Tuesday was 31-year-old Christopher Sebastian Jones.

Jones was fatally shot inside a bank after exchanging gunfire with security guard Matthew Scott Prindle, 36. Jones entered the Chase Bank branch and shot at Prindle, who was grazed in the upper body but not seriously injured. Prindle returned fire, striking Jones, who died inside the bank.

Members of a police tactical unit entered the bank after seeing a woman hiding under a desk. Officers then found Jones' body.

Jones had been arrested 12 times for 49 different offenses, including robbery and escape from custody, according to the Dallas Police Department.

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