Bonnie Elizabeth Parker (October 1, 1910 - May 23, 1934) and Clyde Chestnut Barrow a.k.a. Clyde Champion Barrow (March 24. 1909 - May 23, 1934) were American criminals who traveled the central United States with their gang during the Great Depression, robbing and killing people. Though known today for his dozen-or-so bank robberies, Barrow preferred to rob small stores or rural gas stations. His favoured weapon was the M1918 Browning Automatic Rifle. According to John Neal Phillips, Barrow's goal in life was not to gain fame or fortune from robbing banks, but to seek revenge against the Texas prison system for the abuses he suffered while serving time. The gang is believed to have killed at least nine police officers and several civilians. The couple were eventually ambushed and killed by law officers near the town of Sailes, in Bienville Parish, Louisiana.