A fast food worker forgot she was still wearing her Subway uniform when she celebrated the execution-style deaths of two Hattiesburg, MS., police officers.
Officers Benjamin Deen, top, and Liquori Tate, bottom, were shot during a traffic stop around 8 p.m. Sunday in Hattiesburg.
Four people were arrested in connection with the murders.
Deen, who is white, was the officer who initially made the traffic stop of a car being driven by Joanie Calloway, 22.
Tate arrived on the scene moments later to provide back up for Deen.
Police did not say what prompted Deen to stop the car.
“All I know right now is that there was a traffic stop and someone started shooting at them and both of the officers were struck,” said Lt. Jon Traxler, a Hattiesburg Police Department spokesman.
Two motorists driving by saw the officers on the ground and called 911 for help.
As one of the motorists consoled a mortally wounded officer, he asked her, “Am I dying? I know I’m dying.”
Marvin Banks, 29, (center) is charged with capitol murder. He is the alleged triggerman.
His brother, Curtis Banks, right, was also arrested and charged with two counts of being an accessory after the fact of capital murder. Marvin Banks allegedly stole a police cruiser but abandoned it on nearby railroad tracks.
Calloway was arrested as she made a purchase at a convenience store near the scene of the shootings. She is charged with 2 counts of capital murder. A fourth man was also taken into custody on Monday.
Following news of the murders, Sierra (C-Babi) Mccurdy posted a ‘selfie’ on Instagram along with the captions “GOT ‘EM”… “Police take away innocent people lives everyday now & get away w/ it , f—- them . . . (no mercy).”
Somehow her post went viral, and social media users reacted by bombarding the social media accounts of Subway’s corporate office demanding they fire the worker.
A Subway spokesman responded to one outraged user, writing, “This kind of behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the values and ethics of our brand. The franchisee has terminated the employee, effective immediately.”
Initially, the Subway spokesman said the worker had been suspended indefinitely.
McCurdy likely reacted out of emotion in response to the highly publicized recent deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of white police officers.