Delta State Shooting: Cops Hunt for Gunman
By: Mark Kent, Xiro Xone News September 14, 2015
Photo/Delta State University
Delta State University instructor Shannon Lamb is officially the suspect in a colleague's shooting on the Cleveland campus and in a woman's shooting at a home they shared on a bayou in Gautier.
Authorities say they are searching for a black Dodge Avenger with Stone County tag number STF015, according to a Twitter alert from Delta State late Monday afternoon.
Gautier police earlier Monday had confirmed Lamb is suspected of killing a woman whose death he reported by telephone.
Authorities in Cleveland identified him as the suspect in the campus shooting in a news conference later Monday.
Gautier police, in a news conference just after noon, said police believe Lamb, 45, was living with the woman in Gautier and left the house Monday and traveled to Delta State in a green SUV.
University spokeswoman Jennifer Farish said the campus will remain on lockdown for the remainder of the day.
The lockdown began at about 10:45 a.m. local time, with the university advising students, faculty and staff to take shelter and stay away from windows. More than 4,000 students attend the university, which is in Cleveland, near the Arkansas-Mississippi border.
The nearly one dozen schools within the Cleveland School District were also placed on lockdown as a precaution, a district spokeswoman said.
Delta State classes were canceled through Tuesday, but counselors would be on campus on Tuesday, according to a statement from the school.