Man shot to death after bank robbery

November 27, 1997|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

A man Prince George's County police said was a military police officer was shot and killed yesterday after a NationsBank branch in Camp Springs was robbed.

Police said a man walked into the bank, in the 6300 block of Allentown Road, about 10: 30 a.m., pulled out a .38-caliber handgun and announced a robbery.

When he left after being given cash, a guard who had made his way outside during the robbery confronted him, police said. The man fired several shots at the guard, who shot back, hitting the man several times, police said.

Police said the man was taken to a hospital at Andrews Air Force Base, where he died.

Police identified him as Darryl Steppe, 39, of the 2000 block of Madison Drive in Camp Springs. He was stationed at Andrews.

Pub Date: 11/27/97

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