AA Member Gary Thomas Stewart committed suicide after police tracked hm down at a hotel after robbing a bank. It is reported he had a long history of drug and alcohol abuse. Most likely mandated to AA and NA meetings numerous times.
Bank robbery suspect dies of self-inflicted gunshot
Gary Thomas Stewart, bank robbery suspect
A homeless man suspected of robbing an East Naples bank at gunpoint Monday morning turned the gun on himself when Collier County sheriff’s deputies tracked him down at a Naples hotel later that day.
Gary Stewart, 55, died of the self-inflicted gunshot wound at Lee Memorial Hospital.
Less than an hour before the robbery, Stewart had attended an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting with others from the St. Matthew’s House homeless shelter, another resident said. After the meeting, he left on his bike.
Wearing a long-sleeve shirt and a black ski mask, authorities believe Stewart walked into the Wells Fargo 125 N. Airport-Pulling Road just before 10 a.m., and demanded money from a teller at gunpoint.
Stewart spotted deputies as they approached the hotel room where he was holed up later that day, reports said. Deputies reported hearing gunfire. When they eventually entered the room, they reported finding Stewart suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
“It’s a loss,” said James Henry, a St. Matthew’s House resident who knew Stewart and happened to be in the bank at the time it was robbed. “It’s sad that his life had to end like that.”