Jesse James is believed to be responsible for the first daylight bank robbery in the United States. Over the span of 16 years, the James-Younger gang committed 26 holdups in ten states, leaving 14 dead.
On April 3, 1882, at the James residence at 1318 Lafayette Street, St. Joseph Missouri, Bob Ford shot and killed April 3, 1882, by a bullet to the back of the head. Although he killed James to collect the $10,000 reward, Ford was charged with murder and sentenced to hang. He was eventually pardoned and died in a bar brawl.