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Baton Rouge man killed in MS bank robbery

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Posted: Dec 24, 2013 11:46 AM
Updated: Dec 24, 2013 11:51 AM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: Guardsman, bank robbery, Tupelo, officer, Gale Stauffer

TUPELO, Miss. - A former Louisiana guardsman from Baton Rouge was killed Monday in a Tupelo bank robbery.

Cpl. Gale Stauffer, 38, was shot and killed when trying to stop a getaway car after a robbery while working as a Tupelo police officer.

Another officer was also shot and is listed in critical condition. His name has not been released.

WTVA-TV reports the bank and FBI are offering $100,000 for information leading to the gunmen.

The FBI says the killer may have driven a charcoal colored, medium-sized, four-door sedan, possibly a Chrysler 200 or a Honda of some type.

According to a Facebook page remembering Cpl. Stauffer, a funeral service will be held Friday, Dec. 27 in Tupelo.

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