Bonnie and Clyde, the good-looking outlaws very much in love, were ambushed by police officers outside Gibsland, Louisiana 75 years ago, on May 23, 1934. Trapped in their car, they went down in a hail of bullets and their 21-month-long crime spree of robbing gas stations, restaurants and local banks came to an end.
Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow kept their heists small but brutal they had a tendency to kill anyone who got in their way. In January 1934 they orchestrated a prison escape in Texas that resulted in the deaths of two guards. Three months later, they murdered two police officers and a constable and kidnapped a police chief. The Texas Highway Patrol announced an official manhunt, and it was only a matter of time before the bandits were caught.
The couple never married, and Parker had no previous record before she met Barrow, an ex-con. Historians believe that she chose the life of crime because she was in love, and the handful of photographs of the two of them she in his arms, he holding her up seem to indicate that this was true. Their story seemed like something out of a movie and later, it was.