Hard say who's braver here; Robert Sylverter or the AP photographer taking the images. Telephoto lens aside, you have to admit that holding a camera steady while a pistol-weilding wildman leaps over a divider coming RIGHT AT YOU is pretty hardcore. You have to really want that shot. Fifty-seven year old Robert Sylverter, who, if you'll carefully notice in the photos, keeps the lit cigarette in his mouth through out the entire battle. See the full AP sequence here. Sylverter, who could pass...Read Full Story
Robert Sylvester is the 57 year old robbery suspect who was gunned down in the middle of I-55/74 Monday, January 5, 2008 in Normal Illinois. He is the suspect in the robbery of the Check 'n Go.