Police in Mississippi today arrested two brothers and a young woman in connection with the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg police officers.
Marvin Banks, his younger brother, Curtis Banks and Joanie Calloway were charged in the shooting deaths of Hattiesburg officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate, who were killed late Saturday while conducting a traffic stop, said Warren Strain, the public affairs director for the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.
Deen, 34, and Tate, 25, were wounded and later died from their injuries at Forest General Hospital, said Strain. The officers were not responding to a call, he said.
Marvin Banks, 29, and Calloway, 22, both faced two counts of capital murder, among other charges, said Strain. He said Curtis Banks, 26, was charged with two counts of accessory after the fact after capital murder.
At least one of the brothers had a criminal history, said Hattiesburg Mayor Johnny DuPree.
The last time a Hattiesburg officer died in the line of duty was about 30 years ago, said DuPree. According to the Officer Down Memorial Page, Hattiesburg Police Department Sergeant Jacquelyn Kay “Jackie” Sherrill, 33, was shot in 1984 when a suspect was resisting arrest.