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Suspect in Killing of Mississippi Cops Found Dead in Cell



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    This undated photo released by the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, shows 29-year-old suspect Marvin Banks. Banks and his brother Curtis, 26, are wanted in the fatal shooting of two Hattiesburg, Miss., police officers on Saturday, May 9, 2015. (Mississippi Bureau of Investigation via The Hattiesburg Police Department via AP)

    A man charged in the fatal shooting of two police officers during a traffic stop in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, was pronounced dead Friday night after officers found him unresponsive in his cell.

    Marvin Banks, was in an isolation cell when officers found him, the Forrest County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. EMTs tried performing CPR before Banks was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m. local time (8:40 p.m. ET), the sheriff's office said.
    No cause of death has been announced. An autopsy will be conducted by the State Medical Examiner.
    Banks was one of four suspects arrested in the May 9 shooting that killed Hattiesburg Police Officers Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, who had pulled over a car driven by Banks for speeding, according to police.