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Shannon Lamb, Suspect In Shooting Death Of Delta State University Instructor, Found Dead

The man who sparked a manhunt after allegedly gunning down a college instructor and killing his domestic partner was found dead late Monday, police said.

Shannon Lamb, from a profile on Delta State University's website.
Shannon Lamb, from a profile on Delta State University's website.

Delta State University police chief Lynn Buford told The Associated Press that Greenville Police spotted Lamb's black 2011 Dodge Avenger on Mississippi Highway 1 late Monday, and tried to pull him over. During the chase, Lamb allegedly bailed out of the car and fled into the woods on foot, with officers in pursuit.

A gunshot was heard, and Lamb was found a short time later, officials said. Lamb was transported to the hospital in Greenville where he was pronounced dead.

Earlier in the evening, police made contact with Lamb, who said he was "not going to jail."

Professor Ethan Schmidt is seen in a photo from Delta State University's Facebook page.
Professor Ethan Schmidt is seen in a photo from Delta State University's Facebook page.

Police also suspected Lamb was involved in the slaying of Amy Prentiss, 41, of Gautier, Mississippi. Lamb, a geography and social science professor at DSU, was romantically involved with Prentiss, Gautier Police Detective Matt Hoggatt told WLOX. 

A motive for the slayings is not known at this time.

The attack left students and staff on edge all day as they awaited news from authorities that the active shooter was no longer in the vicinity.

William LaForge, president of DSU, took to Twitter early Tuesday to report that the campus lockdown had finally ended:

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