Career-making Photojournalism in Normal

Jan 6, 2009 by

A Pantagraph photographer caught these pictures of a shootout between an armed robbery suspect and Normal, IL, police.

UPDATE: More details. The suspect had a criminal history dating back to 1996, when he was about 44. And the ultimate odd detail:

Nicole Casey, whose husband is a stepnephew of Robert Sylvester [the suspect], said McLean County State’s Attorney Bill Yoder blocked the family’s wish for organ donation.

“They wanted something good to come out of this,” said Casey.

McLean County Coroner Beth Kimmerling confirmed Yoder’s request to deny organ donation. Yoder would not explain his request to The Pantagraph.

HT: dsbnola, who’s temporarily lost his blog, too.

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