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    A fifth suspect has been arrested in connection to the fatal shooting of two US police officers in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, last Saturday, local media reported Thursday.

    MOSCOW, May 14 (Sputnik) — Abram Wade Franklin, 29, was charged with obstruction of justice, WDAM-TV reported citing the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.

    The suspect is not one of the two persons of interest authorities announced they were looking for, earlier this week, according to the TV channel.

    Two policemen Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, were shot and killed on Saturday evening in Hattiesburg, while conducting a traffic stop.

    Two of the suspects, Marvin Banks and Joanie Calloway, who were detained on Sunday, were each charged with two counts of capital murder. Marvin's younger brother Curtis Banks was charged with two counts of accessory.

    A fourth suspect, Cornelius Clark, was charged with obstruction of justice.

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