2 police officers shot dead in Mississippi


(CNN)Two police officers were shot dead in Mississippi late Saturday. It was the first time in 30 years that an officer was killed in the line of duty in Hattiesburg, the mayor said.

Officers Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, were making a traffic stop when they were shot, Mayor Johnny DuPree said.

After the shooting, the suspects stole a police vehicle, which they used to flee. It was later found abandoned, according to CNN affiliate WDAM.


Oxford Police identify Curtis and Marcus Banks, seen in these undated photos released by Oxford PD, as suspects in the deaths of two police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.