Shannon Lamb 45 an instructor at Delta State University killed himself late Monday after he fatally shot a professor and a woman he lived with Delta State University

Shannon Lamb, 45, an instructor at Delta State University, killed himself late Monday after he fatally shot a professor and a woman he lived with.

Instructor sought in Mississippi college slaying takes his own life

Shannon Lamb, who taught at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., allegedly shot a professor to death on the campus and also killed a woman he lived with in Gautier, Miss.

An instructor at Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., who was being sought in connection with the deaths of a woman he lived with and a university professor he worked with has taken his own life with a self-inflicted gunshot.

The Associated Press reports that Shannon Lamb, 45, was returning to Mississippi from Arkansas late Monday night when a license plate reader detected his plate as he crossed a bridge over the Mississippi River.

Police in Greenville, Miss., followed Lamb but did not try to apprehend him. Lamb pulled over and took off on foot. 

While officers were waiting for backup, they heard a gunshot. Lamb was found with a gunshot wound in the head.

Lamb, 45, received a doctorate in education from Delta State University in spring 2015, according to his resume posted on the university's website. He started working there in 2009 and taught geography and education classes.

Investigators were conducting a manhunt for Lamb after two slayings on Monday. Lamb was the suspect in the slayings of Amy Prentiss, 41, who was found dead in the home she shared with Lamb in Gautier, Miss., and Ethan Schmidt, 39, a history professor who was killed in his office on the Delta State campus.

Delta State, which cancelled classes Monday and Tuesday after the campus slaying, announced that university offices had reopened Tuesday morning after officials learned of Lamb's death.

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