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Two charged in connection with FBI-related fatal shooting


Updated: May 11, 2013 7:33PM

Two Chicago area men are facing federal charges in connection with an incident Friday in which FBI agents fatally shoot the pair’s alleged accomplice in the small McHenry County town of Richmond.

The dead man was identified as Tony Starnes, 45, had been driving from Chicago in a stolen Honda Civic with the other two men.

Aaron Russell, 40, was seen getting out of a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by 34-year-old Roberto Favela and getting in the back seat of the Honda, and the men then drove to a parking lot at an Associated Bank branch in Richmond, where they were swarmed by FBI agents, who were following them because they were under suspicion in a series of jewelry store and bank robberies, according to a federal criminal complaint.

FBI agents identified themselves, but Starnes, of the 7800 block of South Marquette, rammed his car into an agent’s vehicle, and the agent fired, according to the complaint.

Russell, of Orland Hills, and Favela, of the 5500 block of South California, were charged with attempted bank robbery.

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