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CHOCTAW COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The escaped inmate who stole a police car Wednesday afternoon is dead.

Bobby Fair took off in an Ackerman Police Officer's car after he overpowered the female officer and stole her gunbelt.

Fair was set to make a court appearance for armed robbery at the time.

Ackerman Mayor Dick Cain says the pursuit of fair came to an end on Natchez Trace Parkway, north of French Camp.

Officials with the Mississippi Department of Public Safety confirm shots were fired between Fair and officers but his cause of death is under investigation.

No other details have been made available.

Officials said Fair's body will be sent to Jackson for an autopsy.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is investigating the incident.

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