The suspects apparently knew that the woman worked at the First National Bank of Eagle Lake in Columbus. They abducted her and her husband at gunpoint at their residence north of the city on Thursday and drove them back to the bank, according to the Colorado County Sheriff's Office.
The suspects forced the woman to taken an undisclosed amount of money from the bank, then forced the husband to drive them in his truck down Highway 71, authorities said. It was then that the husband grabbed a gun that was in the truck and fired at the suspects.
Officers who responded to a 911 call found both suspects lying on the ground near the truck, suffering from gunshot wounds. They were taken to different hospitals, where one of them was pronounced dead. The other suspect was in critical condition at last check Friday. Columbus County authorities didn't respond to calls for comment Saturday.
Investigators didn't disclose the couple's names, nor did they say how much money the woman was forced to take from the bank. Investigators have not released the names of the couple.
The suspects have been identified as 21-year-old Preston Kutach and 20-year-old Jordan Kutach, both of Rock Island.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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