FBI Albuquerque
Public Affairs Specialist Frank Fisher
(505) 889-1438
January 26, 2018

FBI Media Alert: Albuquerque Man Wanted on Bank Robbery Charges Apparently Commits Suicide

An Albuquerque man wanted by the FBI for two bank robberies apparently committed suicide during a standoff with law enforcement Friday, January 26, 2018.

Christopher Tracy Schlarb, 44, was found dead of an apparent gunshot inside his residence in the 1500 block of Calle Sonrisa NE.

FBI special agents, supported by Albuquerque police officers, tried to arrest Schlarb on a federal complaint charging him with Albuquerque bank robberies committed on December 5, 2017, and January 11, 2018.

Schlarb refused to exit his residence, and after efforts by law enforcement to negotiate his surrender, a single gunshot inside the house was heard.

No law enforcement officers fired their weapons, and Schlarb was alone at the time.

An autopsy will be performed to officially determine the cause of death.