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