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United States

28 September 2002

Los Angeles Times

NORFOLK, Nebraska — A state trooper killed himself Friday in despair over botching a gun check on a man who later allegedly took part in a deadly bank robbery. Trooper Mark Zach committed suicide a day after three men stormed into a local branch of U.S. Bank and fatally shot four bank employees and one customer. Zach had stopped one of the suspected gunmen, Erick Fernando Vela, on a traffic violation last week. At that time, he arrested Vela for carrying a concealed... (GunPolicy.org)

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