Shannon Lamb Is Dead, Bringing An End To The Search For The Suspected Delta State Shooter — REPORT
The search for the suspected Delta State shooter ended Monday as reports came in that Shannon Lamb is dead, The Clarion-Ledger reported, citing law enforcement sources. The newspaper reported Lamb, 45, died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after officers attempted to stop his vehicle in Greenville, Mississippi. According to the Clarion-Ledger, Lamb ran out of his vehicle and police heard a shot. Lamb was then reportedly found with a wound and transported to a hospital, officials said. A deputy coroner confirmed Lamb's death to local station WREG.
Lamb was initially deemed a "person of interest" in relation to the shooting deaths of Delta State professor Ethan Schmidt, as well as a woman in Gautier, Mississippi, Amy Prentiss. Officials later called him a suspect. No students were injured in the shooting on campus, where Lamb was also a professor. Delta State's website said Lamb was apprehended, and the campus lockdown was lifted. Classes would remain canceled through Tuesday.
Officials have yet to declare a motive for the campus shooting. Matt Hoggatt, Gautier Police Department spokesman, told NBC News that Lamb had spoken with police and said he was "not going to jail." Hoggatt also told NBC News that Lamb and Prentiss were living together at the time she was killed.