Charles Farkas 38 South Bend
the commission be they Wounds Another in Two Battles Near City; Injuries Injuries Are Fatal. April all South Bend, Ind., May VI--(?)-A VI--(?)-A filling station bandit suspect killed two policemen and wounded another in two gun battles near city's business district died from shotgun wounds early this morning He was not identified. The officers .lam were Patrolmen Patrolmen Delbert Thompson, 42, shot during a hand-to-hand struggle, Charles Farkas. 38, Patrolman D. A. Martin, who with Farkas, encountered encountered the suspect after Thompson's Thompson's slaying, was wounded in the shoulder before firing two shotgun charges that felled the killer. Captured by Passer-by Thomaso Stajilw, a gypsy who police said admitted he w;is a companion of the suspect, prolessed to know t.he sls,m man's" "name. Thomaso was captured by Steve Gyenge, a passer-by, after Patrolman Patrolman Thompson had been slain the killer fled through an alley Patrolmen Farkas and Martin came upon the slayer as he stood, hat in hand, fifteen blocks from the scene of the shooting, attempting attempting to hail motorists for a ride. As Farkas climbed from the patrol car, the suspect raised a gun concealed concealed in liis hat, and shot Farkas in the head. Martin emptied his revolver at the gunman, who ;eturned the fire, inflicting a shoulder wound. Then the officer grabbed a. sawed-off shotgun from the rear seat of his car and fired twice, both charges striking their mark. Shot in Abdomen Thompson had recognized the automobile m which the men were riding as one stolen from John Spitza, Toledo, O., in February. He commandeered a passing car and gave chase. Stanlos submitted to search for weapons but the other man started to back away. As Thompson followed him, he grasped the officer's gun hand and, holding it firmly, pulled his own gun from beneath his coat. He shot Thompson four times in the abdomen and once in the shoulder. In the automobile used by the two men, suspected by police of series of filling station robberies, was found what officers described as complete burglary equipment.