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Police Kill Suspect Wanted in Miss. Cop's Death

December 30, 2013  | 

Authorities said Sunday that a man who was fatally shot by a Phoenix detective during a bank robbery had been the subject of a massive manhunt after killing one Mississippi police officer and wounding another following a bank robbery last week, reports azcentral.com.

The crime spree Mario Edward Garnett, 40, is suspected of committing began the morning of Dec. 23 in Atlanta, where police said he attempted to rob a bank, failed, and instead robbed a customer at an ATM outside the building.

It continued on the afternoon of Dec. 23, when he robbed a BancorpSouth in Tupelo, Miss., and ambushed two Tupelo officers, killing Officer Kevin "Gale" Stauffer and wounding another officer to make his getaway, authorities said.

It ended just after 10 a.m. Saturday in Phoenix outside the Compass Bank near 34th Avenue and Thomas Road, when a police detective fatally shot Garnett as Garnett was firing at a Phoenix police officer, police said. No officers or bystanders were injured, police said.

Related:

Miss. Officer Killed, Another Wounded During Robbery Response

Tags: Cop Killers, Phoenix PD, Bank Robberies, Armed Robbery, Tupelo (Miss.) PD, Mississippi


Comments (4)

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Gppdswat @ 12/30/2013 6:33 PM

Thank you Phoenix PD for taking care of business!! 'nuff said'

Rosario Medina @ 12/30/2013 6:47 PM

Good job ,Detective, for stopping this one man crime spree ! One less thug walking the streets ! My condolences go out to the fallen officer , and his family, terrible time of year for this ! Praying those who were wounded , a quick recovery! Thanks to the brothers in blue who sacrifice all , so that we can be safe ! Blues , stay safe , as you go into the New Year !

S.S. @ 12/31/2013 7:32 AM

Good job Phoenix P.D. My thoughts and prayers go out to all law enforcement that were involved with this p.o.s. and putting his ass down.

Badger State Cop @ 12/31/2013 9:06 AM

Excellent work Phoenix PD. Great job by the witness who called the robbery in as it was happening and gave a great description. Condolences to the fallen officer's family and to the injured officer.

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