Suspect in Brookhaven mass shooting found dead - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Suspect in Brookhaven mass shooting found dead

Jimmy Lyons (Source: Brookhaven Police Department) Jimmy Lyons (Source: Brookhaven Police Department)
LINCOLN COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) - The man, who was accused of shooting a family of five and killing two, was found dead Saturday in his cell, according to officials.

Lincoln County Sheriff Steve Rushing said Jimmy Lyons,32, was found unresponsive around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Rushing said another inmate noticed Lyons wasn't talking and notified officers.

Sheriff Rushing said an ambulance was called and Lyons was taken to King's Daughter's Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 10:15 a.m.

"There were no obvious signs of a cause of death," added Rushing.

Lyons was accused of shooting five family members in their home back in March. Two of the shooting victims, Jermaine Sims Jr, and a 9-year-old, identified as Jamiyah, were both killed in the shooting. 

Rushing said it's standard procedure to contact the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation in cases such as this.

Sheriff Rushing also said an autopsy is scheduled for Lyons.

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