Ill. man fatally shot by police following bank robbery


By Ron Ingram
Herald & Review

DECATUR, Ill. — A 48-year-old Decatur man is jailed and his 27-year-old son is dead after they and a third man allegedly robbed the main office of Soy Capital Bank & Trust Co., 1501 E. Eldorado St., about 8:50 a.m. Wednesday.

Jerrell L. Chism was pronounced dead at 9:29 a.m. Wednesday in the St. Mary's Hospital emergency room, where he was taken after being shot in a confrontation with Decatur police officers.

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