A fifth suspect has been arrested in the shooting deaths of two Mississippi police officers over the weekend.

Abram Wade "Pete" Franklin was awaiting his initial appearance in court on Wednesday after the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation charged the 29-year-old with obstruction in the case, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain told CNN.

Hattiesburg police Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate were shot dead during a traffic stop over the weekend.

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