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Bank Robber Who Killed Police Officer Linked To Ga. Robbery

The FBI says the bank robber, who killed an officer and injured another, attempted to rob a bank in Georgia. Reports say the suspect has been killed.
Posted at 9:41 AM, Dec 29, 2013

Robberies in both Georgia and Arizona are now being linked to the suspected bank robber who shot and killed a police officer and injured another in Mississippi. The FBI says it all started at a bank in northeast Atlanta.

"Now this bank robber went into this Bank of America on Sydney Marcus and Piedmont Monday morning. He tried to rob a teller. She wouldn't give him any money, so instead he robbed a customer outside here by the ATM where this guy is in the vestibule outside." (Via WSB-TV)

The FBI says the frustrated bank robber then fled nearly 300 miles west to Tupelo, Mississippi where he killed police officer Gale Stauffer and critically wounded another officer in a shootout. (Via WAGA)

"We have great images from the bank here in Atlanta that match up with the bank surveillance video in Tupelo. Same individual, same day. It's a violent robbery." (Via ABC)

But the search for that suspect might be over. KNXV is reporting police may have shot and killed a man believed to be responsible for these robberies. 

A man that matched his description was met by police after attempting to rob a bank in Phoenix Saturday morning. As he was fleeing, he shot at one officer, and then another detective shot and killed the suspect.

Still, according to WSB-TV, there's a $200,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest. 

A special agent with the FBI's Jackson, Miss. division told NBC, "This person is very dangerous, we have every reason to believe this person will continue on their deadly path."

The suspect is thought to be approximately 5'8" to 6'0" tall with a slender build. At the time of the robberies he was wearing a facemask, a shirt or jacket with what authorities call an "Aztec" pattern.