Romanticized by the movies, who the crime duo Bonnie and Clyde really were
On May 23, 1934, two of the most famous criminals in history - Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow - were killed in a police shootout.
Today, the criminal duo are known as legends, but they lived very real and action-packed lives before their deaths in Louisiana.
Bonnie and Clyde fell in love after meeting at the respective ages of 19 and 20 in 1930 when the Great Depression gripped the United States. Shortly after their meeting, Clyde was sent to prison, convicted of auto theft - but the sentence didn't last long as he broke out of prison using a gun that Bonnie had smuggled in.
In 1932 Bonnie and Clyde became hardened criminals, creating the Barrow Gang, they began robbing banks. They were constantly on the run and not afraid to shoot anyone who might interfere with their freedom - they are said to have killed at least nine police officers and four civilians.
Their criminal activities were nationally famous, and their notoriety grew even further in 1933 after a shootout with the police at their hideout in Joplin, Missouri.
The local police had been informed about thieves living at that address. After clashing with the police, the Barrow Gang left two officers dead.
The gang fled the scene but left many of their possessions behind, including a large arsenal of weapons, a handwritten poem by Bonnie, and a camera.
Policia i printoi fotot dhe zbuloi imazhe të Bonnie, Clyde dhe anëtarëve të tjerë të bandës që drejtonin armët nga njëri-tjetri. Fotot u dërguan në media së bashku me poemën e Bonnie 'Suicide Sal' dhe Banda Barrow u bë lajmi i faqes së parë në të gjithë vendin.
Fama e tyre e re e bëri të thjeshtë kapjen, por aktivitetet kriminale të bandës vazhduan pavarësisht kësaj, zakonisht duke marrë formën e grabitjeve, rrëmbimeve dhe vrasjeve.
Shumë historianë thonë se Clyde e dinte që herët se e vetmja rrugëdalje për të ishte vdekja - dhe më 23 maj 1934, profecia e tij u realizua.
Së bashku me Bonnie, ai sulmoi një burg në Texas, si një përpjekje për të liruar anëtarët e burgosur të bandës.
The attack made them easily traceable. And police ambushed the couple in Louisiana in 1934. The pair died from a barrage of 130 bullets fired at them by law enforcement officers. Bonnie was 23 and Clyde was 25.
In their deaths, they became more iconic than ever, with hundreds of visitors streaming past the funeral homes where they lay. Over 20,000 people attended Bonnie's funeral.
Despite being dead for nearly 90 years, Bonnie and Clyde remain infamous to this day, their legacy helped in no small part by the 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde starring Faye Dunay and Warren Beatty, which romanticized the criminal couple .