Marvin Banks, 29, was accused of fatally shooting two Mississippi police officers during a May 9 traffic stop and had been bailed without bond on two capital murder charges.
On Friday night, authorities said that Banks was found unresponsive in his jail cell. After emergency personnel performed CPR and he was transported to a local hospital, Forrest General, the man accused of killing two cops, Benjamin Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 25, was pronounced dead at 7:40 p.m, NBC News reported.
Police said that Banks shot and killed the two officers after a traffic stop in which Banks’ girlfriend, Joanie Calloway, was driving the automobile.
After Officer Dean decided to search the car and asked the passengers to get out of the car, Banks shot Deen in the face and Officer Tate in the lower back, reports The Daily Mail.
Both of the Hattiesburg Police Officers were wearing bullet-proof vests that were of no protection to the officers because of the location where Banks reportedly shot the officers.
The cause of death of Marvin Banks, who was found alone in an isolation cell when discovered unconscious, is under investigation and an autopsy is set to take place.
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