Two Mississippi cops shot dead

2015-05-10 12:55

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Washington - Reports say two police officers have been shot and killed in Mississippi and police are looking for a suspect.

Forrest county coroner Butch Benedict said both officers were shot in Hattiesburg on Saturday and taken to hospital where they were confirmed dead, according to The Clarion-Ledger newspaper.

At least one of the officers was alive when he entered the hospital, the newspaper reported.

Officials did not say what the motive was for the attack.

Hattiesburg mayor Johnny DuPree urged residents to stay indoors while police searched for the person who shot the officers.

Shot in the head

Police said they believed the suspect stole a police car after the shooting, which was later found abandoned.

The Clarion-Ledger said it was the first police killing in Hattiesburg in 30 years.

A plainclothes police officer in New York died on Monday after he was shot in the head by a suspect.

He was the third on-duty officer killed in the past five months, following the shooting death of two other New York policemen in December.

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