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11:30 p.m:

  • Police say the man suspected in the fatal shooting of his domestic partner and a Delta State University professor is dead.
  • Delta State University police chief Lynn Buford told The Associated Press late Monday that Greenville police were following 45-year-old Shannon Lamb when Lamb pulled over, jumped out of his car, and ran. Buford says police heard one gunshot and found Lamb with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. They took Lamb to the hospital in Greenville where Buford says he was pronounced dead.
  • According to DSU president William LaForge, the campus lockdown has been lifted. A candlelight vigil is scheduled to honor Ethan Schmidt at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

>> RELATED: Who was Shannon Lamb, suspected killer in Delta State University shooting?

8:03 p.m.:

  • According to the Associated Press, police in southern Mississippi say they have spoken with a man suspected in two shooting deaths and that he said he's "not going to jail." Lt. Scott Wilson and another officer whose name was not given said during a news conference Monday in Gautier that they have spoken with Shannon Lamb. They urged extreme caution in dealing with him. The unidentified officer said Lamb told police "he's not going to jail." They would not say when or how they spoke to Lamb. The news conference was broadcast on WLOX.
  • Shannon Lamb is the suspect in the shootings of both a woman he lived with in Gautier, MS and a professor he worked with at Delta State University.

6:38 p.m.:

  • Mississippi police say a man sought in the fatal shooting of a university professor is also a suspect in the shooting death of a woman he lived with 300 miles away. Investigators in Gautier, MS say 41-year-old Amy Prentiss was found shot to death in a home there Monday and that 45-year-old Shannon Lamb is a suspect.
  • Lamb is also a suspect in the shooting death of history professor Ethan Schmidt on the Delta State University campus in Cleveland, Mississippi, on Monday. Cleveland is about 300 miles north of Gautier.

5:10 p.m.:

  • Police say Shannon Lamb is now a suspect in the deadly shooting at Delta State University, upgraded from person of interest. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
  • Police Chief says they have not determined a motive at this point.
  • Bolivar Sheriff says they are not going to stop until Shannon Lamb is in custody, asks public to be patient, know a lot of rumors out there.
  • Bolivar Sheriff says Delta State students are safe, law enforcement created a perimeter around the campus.

4:22 p.m.:

4:15 p.m.:

  • According to the Delta State University Twitter account, the person of interest in today's shooting is possibly driving a black Dodge Avenger with Stone County plate number STF015.
  • Classes have been canceled for Tuesday at Delta State, and counselors will be on campus to meet with students with sessions at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.

2:11 p.m.:

  • CNN:  Police in Gautier, Mississippi, are investigating a homicide that happened in the area Monday morning that could be connected to the fatal shooting of a professor at Delta State University, Detective Matt Hoggatt with Gautier Police told CNN. The suspect in the Gautier shooting was last seen driving a green SUV, Hoggatt said, and that green SUV has also been linked to the Delta State University shooting. Gautier is approximately 300 miles from Delta State University.
  • The Mississippi Highway Patrol, has identified Dr. Shannon Lamb as a person of interest, but not a suspect in the shooting death of Ethan Schmidt, WLOX reported.
  • The professor killed in his office at a university in Mississippi has been identified as Ethan Schmidt, who worked in the history department
  • Authorities say they believe the suspect in the shooting of a university professor in Mississippi is no longer on the campus.
  • Investigators have been sweeping buildings on campus to look for the suspect

1:34 p.m.:

Classes are cancelled for the remainder of the day and tonight.
Delta State is clearing all buildings on campus, according to their Twitter. Delta State says they are clearing campus to ensure safety of students and employees.  
Bolivar County Coroner's Office tells FOX13 they are investigating death of Delta State professor, next of kin has not been notified yet.

1:12 p.m.: Law enforcement sources tell FOX13 they are looking for a professor who they believe is the shooter at Delta State.

12:47 p.m.:

Delta State University remains on lockdown while authorities are searching the buildings.

Bill Hays, an English professor at Delta State University, says a SWAT team checked his office Monday while looking for the shooter. Another professor, Don Allan Mitchell, says officers were sweeping buildings as helicopters circled overhead.

Murray Roark, a deputy coroner in Bolivar County, says the professor killed Monday in an office inside Jobe Hall was a white man in his 50s.

12:34 p.m.:

FOX13 has learned that two people have been confirmed dead. One was shot on campus and another off campus.

Bolivar Sheriff's Office tells FOX13 that Jobe Hall and Broom Hall are being evacuated.  Both halls are near the shooting scene.

12:04 p.m.:

According to the Bolivar Commercial newspaper all schools in the area are on lockdown while investigators continuing searching for a possible gunman who police say shot and killed a professor at Delta State University Monday morning.

According to the newspaper's Twitter the Miss. Highway Patrol has helicopters over campus right now.

11:45 a.m.:

Bolivar Deputy Coroner confirms professor killed at Delta State University.

11:30 a.m.:

Bolivar newspaper reporting university confirms one fatality, asking students to stay away from windows.

MHP, Cleveland Police and Bolivar Sheriff's Department are on campus.

School remains on lockdown.


11:21 a.m.:

  • Cleveland Police Department confirms at least one person has been shot at Delta State University
  • The school is on lockdown while the school is investigating an active shooter situation
  • University spokeswoman Jennifer Farish confirmed that the lock down began Monday morning and that students, faculty and staff are being advised to take shelter.
  • The university's Twitter account says the active shooter was spotted near Jobe Hall.
  • Multiple law enforcement agencies are responding.

The 3,500-student university is in Cleveland, in Mississippi's Delta region near the Arkansas-Mississippi state line.


10:54 a.m.

Delta State University tells FOX13 they are currently on lockdown while the school is investigating an active shooter situation.

Delta State tweeted the following:

SCHOOLCAST: An active shooter has been spotted on campus near Jobe Hall. Please take immediate lock down action.