“Czech Bonnie and Clyde” shot by police

A prison escapee is dead and his wife severely injured after a shoot-out with the police. The couple was hiding in a small village near Strakonice, southern Bohemia. The 43-year-old man died on site while his wife was severely injured; she was taken to a hospital in Plzeň in critical condition though doctors say she is now out of danger. An autopsy carried out on the man has reportedly revealed that his head wound was not caused by a police weapon.

The safe-breaker and repeat offender was sentenced to five years earlier this month. His wife helped him escape during a trip to the hospital on Tuesday after she opened fire on his guards.