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Man wanted for Chesterfield bank robbery fires at feds, shoots himself

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Posted at 4:10 PM, Aug 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-24 23:41:10-04

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- A man staying at the Super 8 motel on Williamsburg Road near Richmond International Airport fired at U.S. Marshals attempting to serve a warrant.

According to federal authorities, the man was wanted for a weekend bank robbery in Chesterfield County.

Stanley Roscoe Coles was caught on surveillance camera in Chesterfield.

Stanley Roscoe Coles was caught on surveillance camera in Chesterfield.

When federal agents arrived at the motel around 2:30 p.m. Monday, the U.S. Marshal’s Service said Stanley Roscoe Coles fired one shot at the agents on the second floor.

The agents retreated and did not return fire.

Super 8 motelA few minutes later, while agents were regrouping, they heard a second shot and discovered Coles inside of his room with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Motel guest Kenneth Porter says he was shocked to learn that the man staying on the floor below him was wanted by police.

“It’s kind of creepy,” Porter says.  “You never know who could be in hotels.”

Police say Coles robbed a Wells Fargo bank on Midlothian Turnpike shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday.  He pointed a silver handgun at the teller and passed a note demanding money.

Coles was charged with two counts of felony cocaine possession in the city of Richmond back in 2011.