No Arrest Yet, Tupelo Cop Remains Hospitalized

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Tupelo, Miss. Mississippi Highway Patrol spokesman Ray Hall says police don't have a suspect yet in the death of a Tupelo police officer and the wounding of another, but authorities are chasing down leads and talking to people of interest.

Cpl. Kevin Gale Stauffer died from gunshot wounds Monday at age 38. He is scheduled to be buried Friday. A candlelight vigil was held Wednesday evening.

Also shot was 27-year-old Officer Joseph Maher. He remains hospitalized in stable condition at North Mississippi Medical Center.

The robbers are still at large. On Tuesday, police released surveillance footage from a convenience store showing an unidentified man whom they said they want to interview.

Businesses and governments are offering a reward of $162,500 for information related to the shootings and the robbery of a BancorpSouth bank.


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