to a major break in the case of a man who authorities called the christmas cop killer. An armed bank rob whole pulled off one heist, allegedly killed and officer while trying to rob a second bank.... See More
to a major break in the case of a man who authorities called the christmas cop killer. An armed bank rob whole pulled off one heist, allegedly killed and officer while trying to rob a second bank. Authorities now say he's been shot dead while trying to rob yet another bank. Abc's marcy gonzalez on the case again tonight. Reporter: The fbi has now identified the husband shot to death by police after a bank robbery in phoenix as mario garnet, from oklahoma city. The same man they believe opened fire on two officers in tupelo, mississippi, last monday, wounding one and killing sergeant kevin gale stauffer. The suspect is from the midwest. He was at one point a service member, the word I'm getting from our detectives is he served four years in the united states army. Reporter: Garnet's alleged crime spree began in atlanta where the fbi says the suspect tried to hold up a bank, but failed. From there, investigators say he drove nearly 300 miles to tupelo, where he robbed a bank, then shot the two officers. Five days later, the fbi says he robbed another bank, 1,600 miles away in phoenix, where he was taken down in a shootout with police as he tried to leave the scene. I just heard a loud pop, one after another. Reporter: The fbi says garnet's cell phone records confirm he was in all three cities at the times of those incidents. Tonight, some relief for sergeant stauffer's widow. You have made it possible for us to move forward to work finding peace for the long road ahead. And a federal law enforcement source tells abc news that while investigators believe garnet acted alone, they are not ruling out the possibility that he may have had help. All right, marcy gonzalez, marcy, thank you.
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