Transcript for Suspected Bank Robber, Cop Killer Dead in Shootout
bloody end to a cross-country crime spree. A suspected bank robber shot dead in another attempted money grab. A trail of violence in three states and abc's ron claiborne has been covering the story for days. What a story. A wild and violent ends to what the fbi says was one man's week long ram page of bank robberies and murder -- single murder that stretched from georgia, mississippi, to finally phoenix, arizona. The fbi said that the gunman robbed this phoenix bank on saturday. While he was leaving gun in hand, he was spotted by a responding police officer. The two began shooting it out. I heard a loud pop one after another. Reporter: A police detective arrived at the scene and joined in. He saw the suspect fire at the officer. At that point, the detective drew his service weapon and fired at the suspect. Reporter: Now the fbi says it appears he's the same man responsible for a crime spree that began in atlanta, georgia, moved tupelo, mississippi and finally, phoenix, nearly 1900 miles and triggered a man hunt that reached as far north as chicago. We believed that this suspect is the same individual. Last monday morning, a bank robber attempted to hold up this atlanta bank, he's seen on this surveillance video in that bank. Later the same day, the same man police robbed a bank in tupelo, mississippi and killed a police officer while fleeing. The man hunt from that suspect is very likely over. Physical similarities are what led the same suspect in all three of those bank robberies. We should learn more about this later today from fbi officials, including perhaps the biggest mystery of all, who was this guy, this suspect. Ron, thank you we'll turn now to the breaking news out of
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