Shannon Lamb, apparent suicide: Delta State professor found dead after police chase.

Suspect in Mississippi Professor Shooting, Another Professor, Apparently Kills Self

Suspect in Mississippi Professor Shooting, Another Professor, Apparently Kills Self

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Sept. 15 2015 9:38 AM

Suspect in Mississippi Professor Shooting, Another Professor, Apparently Kills Self

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Shannon Lamb in a photo provided by the Gautier Police Department.

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The suspect in the Monday shooting death of a history professor in Mississippi was found dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after being pursued by police Monday night, reports say. Shannon Lamb, the 45-year-old suspect, was a Delta State University colleague of victim Ethan Schmidt. Lamb is also believed to have shot and killed his girlfriend, 41-year-old Amy Prentiss, elsewhere in Mississippi before his attack on Schmidt. Schmidt was 39. From the New York Times:

The suspect, Shannon S. Lamb, who taught geography and social science education at the university, was pulled over around 10:30 p.m. by the local police in Greenville, Miss., about 35 miles to the west of the campus in Cleveland, Miss., the university’s police chief, Lynn Buford, said in a phone interview early Tuesday.
According to Chief Buford, Dr. Lamb ran into a wooded area. The local police followed him and, while waiting for backup, heard a gunshot. They found Dr. Lamb, who was taken to a hospital and pronounced dead.
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The Biloxi SunHerald reports that Lamb actually called police to report Prentiss' shooting, which took place in the town of Gautier several hundred miles south of Delta State's campus; it's not clear if he did so before or after leaving Gautier to drive to Delta State.