Sheriff’s Sniper Kills Suspect Holding Bank of America Workers Hostage

The moment a sheriff’s sniper shot and killed a suspect through a computer monitor has been captured in incredible footage.

In Florida, Sterling Ramon Alavache threatened two employees of Bank of America with knives and said he had a bomb. Authorities had already attempted to apprehend the would-be bank robber, but Alavache opted to abduct two hostages instead.

The 36-year-old proceeded to place one of them in a headlock while brandishing a knife towards her neck; at that moment, the sheriff’s sniper from a SWAT squad chose to terminate the siege.

Alavache was fatally shot in the head as the bullet ripped through a computer screen with pinpoint accuracy.

All of the hostages, including the woman in the headlock, managed to escape unharmed, along with the other individuals present at the scene of the crime in the bank outside of Fort Myers.

Drones, a battering ram, a robotic dog, and a SWAT team were among the tools utilized by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in response to the robbery attempt/hostage situation.

A SWAT team had encircled the bank in preparation for dealing with the hostage scenario. However, the exact location from which the sniper fired was not disclosed by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

A video posted by the sheriff’s office on Facebook showed a number of deputies positioned themselves with their weapons drawn near the bank’s door. A negotiator was seen speaking with Alavache just before the sound of a gunshot could be heard.

Deputy X is seen being hoisted onto a platform by an armored front loader in further footage shot outside the bank.

The subject was shot and killed by a SWAT sniper when the suspect displayed lethal force. Sheriff Carmine Marceno expressed his concern for the welfare of the woman during a news conference.

The news of a bank heist south of Fort Myers quickly spread, and the police were on the scene in a flash.

According to Marceno, who characterized the situation as “a chaotic scene,” deputies stormed the bank’s multi-story structure and secured it while hundreds of panicked customers fled outside.

On his GoFundMe page, the murdered suspect, Alavache, detailed his struggles with paranoid schizophrenia and manic depression, sometimes called bipolar illness.