Delta State Shooter Commits Suicide
By: Mark Kent, Xiro Xone News September 15, 2015
During the intense daylong manhunt to apprehend him, Shannon Lamb spoke with police and told them he wasn't going to go to jail.
When officers finally caught up to him late Monday night, he made good on his threat, Authorities said: he pulled out a gun and killed himself.
Shannon Lamb was suspected of two killings:
The death of Ethan Schmidt, who was shot in the head in his office on the campus of Delta State University in Cleveland, Missisippi. And the shooting death of Amy Prentiss, who was found dead at a home in Gautier, a coastal city about 300 miles away from the university.
The hunt for Lamb brought together campus police and city police as well as the Mississippi Highway Patrol, Bolivar County Sheriff's Department and agents from the Bureau of ATF.
Suspected gunman Shannon Lamb joined the university in 2009 Photo/ Delta State university
During the manhunt, Lamb spoke with police and told them "he wasn't going to jail," Gautier Police Chief Dante Elben said.
Late Monday night, officers spotted Lamb pull over his car near Greenville and run into the woods. Soon afterward, they heard a single gunshot and found Lamb's body.
Lamb taught at Delta State with Schmidt, but beyond that connection, authorities have not disclosed a motive.
"We're not going to speculate on a motive until we have facts in hand," Cleveland Police Chief Charles Bingham said earlier in the day.