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Man killed in shootout a suspect in 9 bank jobs

Koylton Township, Mich. — Authorities said a Michigan man killed in a shootout in which a Wisconsin state trooper also died was responsible for nine bank robberies.

Steven T. Snyder and Trooper Trevor Casper, 21, died March 24 in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. Authorities say Snyder, 38, had just robbed the State Bank of Florence in Wausaukee, Wisconsin, when the rookie trooper confronted him.

Police said Snyder earlier killed motorist Thomas C. Christ, 59, near the bank.

The Grand Rapids Press and the Petoskey News Review say investigators from Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin now link Snyder to eight robberies in 2011-15. They were in Croton, Luther, Pellston and Wellston, Michigan; Hatley, Haugen and Poplar, Wisconsin; and Rochester, Ohio.

Snyder was from Tuscola County’s Koylton Township in Michigan’s Thumb.