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Bank robber who killed cop shot dead in Arizona

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:00

Dec. 30 - Nationwide manhunt for bank robber accused of killing a Mississippi cop comes to an end in Arizona after suspect is shot dead by police. Linda So reports.

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The nationwide manhunt for a bank robber accused of killing a Mississippi police officer came to an end Sunday in this Phoenix neighborhood. A witness going through a drive-thru restaurant called police after spotting the suspect going into a bank with a mask on. When officers arrived, the robber opened fire on police. SOUNDBITE: WITNESS STEVE LOPEZ, SAYING: "I heard five explosions like a big flat tire. They sounded like boom boom! Five, real loud." A police detective who happened to be in the area shot and killed the suspect, ending a nationwide manhunt. Police say the robber started his crime spree earlier in the week when he tried to hold up a bank in Atlanta. Then, hours later, he robbed a bank in Mississippi, killing one cop and wounding another during a shootout. Hundreds turned out to pay tribute to the fallen officer. SOUNDBITE: UNIDENTIFIED MOURNER, SAYING: "This was a senseless tragedy. We wanted to come and show our respect." The violent crime spree finally coming to an end when the suspect was shot dead after robbing a bank in Phoenix.

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Bank robber who killed cop shot dead in Arizona

Monday, December 30, 2013 - 01:00