Bank security guard won't be charged

 A security guard who shot and killed a bank robber in March will not be prosecuted, according to the Dane County District Attorney's Office.

The guard shot Luis M. Narvaez, 35, on March 1, 2018 -- roughly an hour before the Chase bank on the 4500 block of Milwaukee St. closed. Police say Narvaez is the robber who frequently used a Halloween mask from the "Deadpool" comic series as a disguise.

The District Attorney's Office told police that it does not believe criminal culpability on the part of the security guard can be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, according to a police department news release. The security guard believed the amount of force used was necessary to protect other people in the bank. The DA noted that if the security guard used deadly force only to protect the bank's money, a different decision might have been rendered as Wisconsin law does not shield someone from prosecution for the sole purpose of defending property.

During the course of the investigation, Madison police and Middleton Police Department were able to link Narvaez to six other bank robberies. Approximately $14,000 was taken during the heists. 

The robberies connected to Narvaez include:-- Nov. 6, 2017 -Associated Bank, 2420 Allen Blvd., Middleton-- Nov. 22, 2017 - Associated Bank, 2420 Allen Blvd., Middleton-- Dec. 4, 2017 – Chase Bank, 4513 Milwaukee St.-- Dec. 22, 2017 – Old National Bank, 333 S. Westfield Rd.-- Jan. 22, 2018 – Associated Bank, 1720 Monroe St.-- Feb. 22, 2018 - Associated Bank, 1720 Monroe St.-- March 1, 2018 - December 4, 2017 – Chase Bank, 4513 Milwaukee St. Police say there were common characteristics in some or all of the bank robberies that included DNA evidence, similar clothing and shoes, similar commands during the robberies, similar physical description and similar vehicle.As a result of joint investigations connecting Narvaez to the crimes, the Madison Police Department and Middleton Police Department will be closing these cases.

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