PHOENIX (AP) — A suspect killed by Phoenix police in a bank robbery attempt is believed to be the same man accused in the shooting death of a Mississippi police officer and the wounding of another, the FBI said Sunday.
The statement came after Phoenix police shot and killed a suspect after Saturday’s bank robbery attempt. Investigators believe the same suspect also tried to rob a bank in Atlanta on Dec. 23, hours before he allegedly shot the two officers in Tupelo, Miss.
Phoenix police identified the suspect Sunday as Mario Edward Garnett. Police spokesman James Holmes said that it was unclear when Garnett arrived in the state.
Garnett, 40, was from the Midwest, had served for four years in the U.S. Army and appeared to have no friends or relatives in Arizona, Holmes said at a Sunday afternoon news conference.
“We have no connection of this young man here…
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