Fifth suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Mississippi officers

By REUTERS
May 14, 2015 07:01




A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection with the killings of two Mississippi police officers over the weekend, officials said on Wednesday.

Abram Wade Franklin, 29, was charged with obstruction of justice over the shootings that occurred during a routine traffic stop on Saturday, the Mississippi Department of Public Safety said in a statement.



Officers Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, a recent police academy graduate, were shot after Deen stopped a gold Cadillac Escalade in the city of Hattiesburg.



Autopsy results by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations released on Monday showed one of the officers was shot in the face and the other in the back.



At least one of the suspects fled in a police car that was later found abandoned. Officials have declined to discuss a possible motive.


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