May 23, 1934
Bonnie and Clyde Killed in
Fifty bullets have riddled the bodies of Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker,
ending the careers of the two bank robbers. A posse of
Texas Rangers ambushed the pair this afternoon on a little-traveled road
outside Shreveport, Louisiana. The man and his moll were in a gray
automobile speeding along at 85 miles per hour when the officers
opened fire from the roadside. After the volley, Barrow and
Parker were found crumpled up, their guns clutched in lifeless hands.
Bonnie and Clyde menaced the Southwest for the
past four years, holding up banks, gas stations and luncheonettes.
The desperadoes, both from Texas and in their mid-20's, collaborated on
the murders of 12 people in the last two years. Parker was reputed
to be as good a shot as Barrow, if not better.
When the final shootout was over, Barrow and
Parker were found with a sawed-off shotgun and a revolver, respectively.
A half-eaten sandwich and a saxophone were in the car. One of the
Rangers said: "I hate to bust a cap on a woman, especially when she was sitting down. However, if it hadn't been her, it would have