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US varsity shooting suspect ‘kills himself’

A manhunt for a university professor accused of killing a colleague in Mississippi has ended after the suspect killed himself as police closed in. Geography…

A manhunt for a university professor accused of killing a colleague in Mississippi has ended after the suspect killed himself as police closed in.
Geography professor Shannon Lamb is suspected of shooting Ethan Schmidt, a history teacher at Delta State University, in the town of Cleveland.
Lamb had told police on Monday that he was “not going to jail”.
Police also linked Lamb, 45, to the fatal shooting of a woman 300 miles away earlier that day.
Amy Prentiss, 41, was found shot dead at the home she shared with Mr Lamb in Gautier, Mississippi, in the early hours.
Police said they had not determined a motive for the killings.
At a news conference late on Monday, police in Gautier said they had initially contacted Lamb by phone, and later followed his car. After pulling over, he jumped out of the vehicle.
When officers gave chase they heard a single gunshot and found Lamb dead, Delta State University police official Lynn Buford told AP news agency.
Schmidt, who specialised in Native American and colonial history, was shot in his office, police said.

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