[Watch] 2 Mississippi Police Officers Gunned Down At Traffic Stop

[Watch] 2 Mississippi Police Officers Gunned Down At Traffic Stop

Two Mississippi Police officers were killed at a traffic stop on Sunday Night. Both officers died from their injuries. The killings prompted a statewide manhunt for the two suspects late Saturday.

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The two Hattiesburg police officers, Liquori Tate, 25, (L) and Benjamin Deen, 34, (R), had stopped a vehicle for a routine traffic stop on Saturday night before they were fatally shot, according to report

Warren Strain, a spokesman for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety, said one Hattiesburg officer had initially stopped a 2000 Gold Cadillac Escalade in an industrial part of the city at around 8:30 p.m. local time Saturday. A second officer arrived afterward to assist him and that is when shots were fired. Those were reported to be the first deaths on the Hattiesburg police force in three decades.

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In this Oct. 16, 2012, file photo, Hattiesburg Police Officer Benjamin Deen runs his canine, Tomi, through an obstacle during a training exercise at the Hattiesburg Police Department’s K-9 training course. Deen and fellow officer Liquori Tate were fatally shot Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Photo: Hattiesburg American)

Reports said both officers died of their injuries at a hospital.

Lamar County authorities arrested Marvin Banks at a motel shortly before 1 a.m. Sunday. His vehicle, a Hyundai Azera Limited with retired Army military license plate, was taken to Troop J.

Curtis Banks was arrested around 3 a.m. at an apartment complex.

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Curtis, left, and Marvin, right, Banks were arrested in connection with the shooting that left 2 Mississippi police officers dead. (Oxford Police Department)

Read the full story at The Clarion Ledger

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