MBI: Shooting at JPD headquarters murder/suicide - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

MBI: Shooting at JPD headquarters murder/suicide

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says Thursday's shooting at the Jackson Police Department was a murder/suicide. Spokesman Warren Strain says murder suspect Jeremy Powell killed Detective Eric Smith and then shot himself.

Jackson police say the shooting occurred around 5:40 p.m. when Powell was in the process of being arrested for murder.

Police Chief Rebecca Coleman said the Powell was being interviewed on the third floor of the police department. She said there were reports of gunfire, and an officer and the suspect were found dead.

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