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Same man? Striking similarities between photos of suspect in cab driver shooting, hostage situation

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MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police are investigating whether two high-profile crimes caught on camera this week may have been committed by the same person.

Police have confirmed to FOX6 News they are investigating whether a suspect involved in the armed robbery and shooting of a cab driver in Milwaukee on Sunday, December 6th is the same man who killed himself during a hostage situation on Tuesday, December 8th.

There's an uncanny resemblance between the suspect seen in a surveillance photo released by police after the crime involving the taxicab driver, and a photo of Timothy Bunn obtained by FOX6 News after Bunn committed suicide in a home near 76th and Townsend.

Surveillance photo of suspect in robbery/shooting of taxicab driver (left), photo of Timothy Bunn (right)

Surveillance photo of suspect in robbery/shooting of taxicab driver (left), photo of Timothy Bunn (right)

Police say officers responded to a home near 76th and Townsend around 11:45 p.m. Monday, for a report of subjects with guns.

When officers arrived, they learned two male suspects entered a home (believed to be a drug house) and were attempting to rob the residents inside.

According to police, officers entered the home and one of the robbery suspects fired shots -- but did not hit the officers.

A Milwaukee Police Department District 7 officer returned fire, but did not strike the suspects.

One of the suspects, a 43-year-old man, fled the scene and was arrested by responding officers.

The remaining suspect continued to hold a 41-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman inside the home against their will -- threatening to shoot them and police.

For 30 minutes, the remaining suspect spoke with a negotiator.

After about 30 minutes of negotiations, a gunshot was heard. That's when officers stormed into the basement. Four more shots were heard before officers made it to the basement. There, they found the suspect, 33-year-old Steven Bunn, deceased.

The two bound hostages were found lying to the suspect's right and left. They were not shot.

76th & Townsend

76th & Townsend

This was the first case where we were able to see Milwaukee Police Department body camera video since body cameras were rolled out within the department.

On Sunday, December 6th, just before 11:30 p.m., a 64-year-old American United Taxicab Services driver was shot in the back after two suspects robbed him of money.

The victim was taken to a hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury.

Investigation into robbery, shooting of taxicab driver

Investigation into robbery, shooting of taxicab driver

As police processed the scene overnight and examined evidence into the day on Monday, they came across something that could very well lead them to the suspects. The cab was equipped with a surveillance camera which captures interactions with customers inside and outside of the vehicle.

Police later released photos captured by the surveillance camera -- one captured very clear pictures of one of the suspects.

PHOTO GALLERY: 

A side-by-side comparison of the surveillance photos posted above, and the photo of Bunn show the faces are similar -- and it's now up to Milwaukee police to determine whether Bunn was involved in the crime on Sunday.

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  • chris

    Can’t be him. According to the wife he’s a good man and a good father. Cab driver should sue the widow for everything she has. I wonder if the wife has started her go fund me account to pay for his funeral and get her nails did?

    • Soheartless Keeler

      THIS NONSENSE NEEDES TO STOP TO MANY PEOPLES LOSING THEIR LIVES TO THE STUPID ACTIONS OF OTHERS THAN THEY TURN AND KILL THEMSELVES CAUSE THEY CAN’T STAND ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS…..

    • addie

      Too bad this POS didnt shoot himself in the head BEFORE he had those kids. When he became a father, his kids automatically had no chance of a good life.

    • Opinion8d

      Great post Chris – so true! I’m even more impressed that it’s 2pm now and your comment from 8am hasn’t been deleted yet!

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