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Prosecutors: Employee Shoots Man In Jaw Who Was Trying To Rob Bank

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBS St. Louis/AP) — A northwest Missouri man is facing federal charges after being shot in the face during an alleged attempt to rob a Trimble bank with a fake gun.

The U.S. Attorney’s office says 34-year-old Michael Stephen Oliva, of Liberty, was charged Monday.

Oliva remained hospitalized and has not appeared in court. It’s not known if he has a lawyer.

Prosecutors say Oliva entered First Security Bank in Trimble on Friday and drew what looked like a real gun. A teller dropped to the floor and crawled toward a second bank worker, who drew a .357-caliber revolver and fired twice. The first shot struck Oliva in the jaw.

Oliva drove away but was caught after police who used spike strips to stop his car.

“You guys going to let me die?” Oliva asked police when he was apprehended, according to WDAF-TV.

“Anybody that does any kind of crime, breaks into houses or goes and robs anybody … they’re taking their own life on the line,” Trimble Police Chief Larry Fish told WDAF.

WDAF reports that the bank employee is not expected to be charged because he had a concealed carry permit.

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