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John Herbert Dillinger (June 22, 1903–July 22, 1934) was an American gangster and bank robber in the Depression-era United States. His gang robbed two dozen banks and four police stations. Dillinger escaped from jail twice. He was also charged with, but never convicted of, the murder of an East Chicago, Indiana, police officer who shot at Dillinger during a gun fight, prompting Dillinger to return fire. It was Dillinger’s only homicide charge.(1)

On Sunday, July 22, 1934, at 5pm, as “Public Enemy #1” (as Dillinger was called) left the Biograph Theater in Chicago, police officers yelled, “Stick’em up, Johnnie, we have you surrounded!” Shots were fired and four bullets hit Dillinger’s body, including the fatal bullet, which entered at the base of his neck and exited below his right eye. A crowd formed around the notorious gangster’s lifeless body, and several people dabbed handkerchiefs into his blood for souvenirs.(2)

This FBI Wanted Poster of Dillinger, from the National Archives and Records Administration, was created after Dillinger’s last bank robbery, which took place a month before his death.

Excerpted from (1) Wikipedia.com and (2) Biography.com.

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