The man suspected of fatally shooting a professor at Mississippi's Delta State University on Monday was dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, NBC News reported.
Officers following Shannon Lamb, 45, also an instructor at the school, witnessed him pull his car over near Greenville, Mississippi, exit his vehicle and flee into a wooded area, Cleveland, Mississippi Police Chief Charles Bingham said. The officers then heard a single gun shot and subsequently found Lamb's body, Bingham said.
Authorities had been searching for Lamb after Dr. Ethan Schmidt was found fatally shot in his office at Delta State Monday morning. No students were injured, according to police.