Identity revealed of man killed in Bank of America shooting

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Updated: 10/18/2013 9:53 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & - News 4 has learned the name of the man killed during the Bank of America robbery on Wednesday, October 16th.  Charles "Bob" Sperry, 80,  was killed during the robbery allegedly committed by Van McDuffie.

According to an affidavit by Erron Terry, Special Agent with FBI, shortly after 10:00am, Van McDuffie entered the Bank of America pushing several people.

McDuffie approached the teller counter and handed the teller a bag, stating, “This is a robbery. Give me all your money,” and showed her a gun.

The teller then started to give McDuffie the money, when Sperry, who was at the next teller, turned toward McDuffie telling him “get out of here.” McDuffie turned toward Sperry, pulled out his gun and shot Sperry, killing him.  McDuffie then moved to the teller demanding money. He got the money and ran from building.

An off-duty Reno Police Officer was in the bank at the time. He called 911 and then chased after the suspect.  McDuffie was waiting at a bus stop when the Reno Police approached him from behind and subdued him.

The FBI agent said McDuffie confessed to robbing the Bank of America and shooting Sperry because he believed that Sperry was interfering with the robbery.
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steve - 10/18/2013 12:08 AM
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Nevada reminds me of mexico with low wage jobs and dead end jobs

renojim - 10/17/2013 8:05 PM
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Troll - - - v

Kramer - 10/17/2013 6:43 PM
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I already offered: "suffered a gunshot wound" Not 'suffered from'. this is simple,standard journalism,not pocket science. Hey i think Nv4 corrected this and blundered some more in the re-write. & As for what's important, it does matter how one communicates-Paul Harvey said so. I mean, what's so difficult about correct English

christyc72 - 10/17/2013 6:14 PM
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he's a hero...god bless the family

Nomad77 - 10/17/2013 6:13 PM
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Erron Terry went out like a man!! Van McDuffie a cockroach that will rot his last years away behind bars!

mizchvus - 10/17/2013 6:12 PM
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What a hero. Sending much love and light out to his family and all who know him. So sad. =(

renojim - 10/17/2013 3:56 PM
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Really proof reading is the problem?! Where oh where is the great Kramer with all his wisdom. You guys need to get out of the house more. Stop trolling news sites and lay off the porn. Get a life!!

Paladin - 10/17/2013 3:51 PM
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Sperry is a hero for interceding in any way to try to mitigate the robbery. I have the greatest sympathy for the family but I must admit for an 80 year old Marine, there is no greater way to leave this earth than going out by stepping up.

old girl - 10/17/2013 3:50 PM
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If proof reading is your greatest concern get real.

JenniPearce - 10/17/2013 3:12 PM
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That is something MY grandfather would have done! I love Mr. Sperry - there aren't many men like him left on this planet.

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