UPDATE 12:40 a.m. EST: A second suspect, Marvin Banks, is also being sought in connection with the fatal shooting, WDAS reported.
UPDATE 12:23 a.m. EST: WDAS reported that Hattiesburg resident Curtis Banks is one suspect sought in connection with the fatal shooting of two police officers.
UPDATE 12:10 a.m. EST: The incident began as a traffic stop. After the shootings, one of the officers’ patrol cars was stolen. That cruiser was found abandoned a few blocks from the crime scene, WDAM’s Ryan Moore reported in a series of tweets.
UPDATE 11:22 p.m. EST: WDAM-TV confirmed with the Forrest County coroner that both officers have died.
Original story below
Two police officers were fatally shot Saturday night in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, WDAM-TV reported.
The officers’ identities are being withheld until families are notified, WDAM said.
The circumstances that led to the shooting aren’t yet clear. The suspect fled the scene in an officer’s vehicle, officials told the station, and that vehicle has been located. The suspect, however, was on the loose and there is no description yet.
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