On this day in history, May 23, 1934... Infamous American bank robbers Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by police and killed in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Bonnie and Clyde were Depression-era criminals who traveled through the central United States with their gang, robbing people and killing when cornered or confronted. Their exploits captured the attention of the American public during the "Public Enemy Era," between 1931 and 1935. Though known today for their dozen-or-so bank robberies, the two preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians.