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HATTIESBURG, MISSISSIPPI–A law enforcement official says three people have been arrested and two of them have been charged with capital murder in the fatal shootings of two Mississippi police officers during a weekend traffic stop in Hattiesburg.
Marvin Banks, 29, and 22-year-old Joanie Calloway have each been charged with two counts of capital murder, and Banks’ 26-year-old brother, Curtis Banks, has been charged with two counts of accessory after the fact of capital murder.
Dead at their hands following a routine traffic stop, police say, were 25-year-old rookie cop Liquori Tate and his partner, Officer Benjamin Deen, 34.
The two officers that were killed were identified as Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25.
According to officials, the suspect fled the scene in an officer’s vehicle. It has since been found abandoned near the rail road tracks behind the train depot.
Both Curtis and Marvin have Hattiesburg addresses, and live near the scene of the shooting. Both suspects also have prior records as offenders in the city of Hattiesburg.
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