A man who is accused of a series of robberies and killings since 2004 died in a shootout with police Tuesday morning in southwest China's Chongqing municipality.
The shootout occured at Tongjiaqiao area, Shapingba District in Chongqing.
The search for Zhou has been going on since Friday morning, as he is suspected of having killed a woman and injured another two in a robbery in which he is thought to have stolen 250,000 yuan ($39,300) from the victims.
Zhou is also suspected of killing a railway police office on Friday when the officer was patrolling a section of railway in Chongqing.
The Chongqing police offered a 500,000 yuan reward for tips leading to Zhou's capture dead or alive.
The Ministry of Public Security classified Zhou as a "class-A" suspect. In all, 5.4 million yuan in rewards were offered for tips leading to his capture.
Since 2004, Zhou Kehua is suspected of being involved in a series of robberies and shootings.
April 22, 2004
One woman was shot dead and another woman injured in a bank robbery in Jiangbei district, in Southwest China's Chongqing. The suspect took 70,000 yuan ($11,005).
May 16, 2005
Two suspects shot and robbed a couple near a bank in Shapingba district in Chongqing. A passer-by was also shot. The couple died. The suspects made off with 170,000 yuan.
March 19, 2009
A People's Liberation Army soldier standing guard outside a garrison in Chongqing was shot dead. The victim, identified as 18-year-old Han Junliang, was shot twice in the chest with a pistol. The suspect took the garrison guard's submachine gun and ran.
Oct 14, 2009
A 56-year-old farmer was shot dead in a park in Tianxin district of Changsha, capital of Central China's Hunan province. The suspect used a homemade gun.
Dec 4, 2009
A 41-year-old man was shot dead outside a bank in Tianxin district of Changsha. The victim had withdrawn cash and was walking to his car when the suspect shot him in the head. The suspect took 45,000 yuan from the man.
Oct 25, 2010
A trading company owner was shot dead in Yuhua district of Changsha.
June 28, 2011
A 48-year-old businessman was shot in the head and stomach as he got out of his car near a construction site in Tianxin district of Changsha. The man was taken to a hospital and survived.
A 42-year-old man was shot in a robbery in Nanjing, Jiangsu province. He was robbed shortly after he withdrew 200,000 yuan from a bank in the Xiaguan district. The suspect fled the scene by jumping into a vehicle. The victim died in a hospital.