Suspect in Tupelo Robbery, Shooting Killed in Phoenix

December 30, 2013 5:23 AM

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Suspect in Tupelo Robbery, Shooting Killed in Phoenix

A suspect killed by Phoenix, Arizona, police in a Saturday bank robbery attempt is the same man the FBI says was responsible for the shooting death of Mississippi police officer Gale Stauffer and the wounding of Officer Joseph Maher following a bank robbery in Tupelo Monday.

The slain suspect was identified as Mario Edward Garnett, 40, who had been convicted of making a verbal threat against President Obama in 2010. He was also suspected in a failed bank robbery in Atlanta Monday.

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