Two US police officers shoot dead

Two US police officers shoot dead

During a routine traffic stop in the southern city of Hattiesburg on Saturday night two Mississippi officers were shot and died of injuries. Two men and a woman were charged in a crime.

During a routine traffic stop in the southern city of Hattiesburg on Saturday night two Mississippi officers were shot and died of injuries. Two men and a woman were charged in a crime.

Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25 were wounded after Deen had pulled over a Hyunday for a speeding violation and Tate came to provide a backup for him.

The suspects, 29-year-old Marvin Banks, 26-year-old Curtis Banks and 22-year-old Joanie Calloway, fled after the incident and were caught in different places.

Curtis Banks, Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway

Curtis Banks, Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway

Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway both have been charged with two counts of capital murder, but Marvin was also accused of grand theft auto and a possession of a firearm without licence. The second brother, Curtis Banks, was charged only with accessory after the fact of capital murder.

A spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, Warren Strain, said that the officers were the first Hattiesburg cops to die in the line of duty in 30 years. Also he reported that after the incident both Deen and Tate were transported to the Forrest General Hospital, where died in a short while of loosing too much blood and serious injuries.

Later Strain added that the motive of the suspects remains unknown and that there are several pieces of the puzzle that are needed to be brought together to bring clarity to what had happened there.

Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree said that the arrest of suspects was such quick because of the great relationship between the police and community, which is loving and caring, so when they lose their community members, like those two officers, they all pull together.

Phil Bryant, Mississippi Governor, stated that he was deeply mourning the loss of officers, and claimed afterwards,

This should remind us to thank all law enforcement for their unwavering service to protect and serve.

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