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(CLEVELAND, Miss.) —  A suspect involved in the fatal shooting of a professor at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi, Monday, is now dead.

In a press conference, authorities confirmed Cleveland police followed shooting suspect Shannon Lamb in his car until he pulled over and ran into woods where police heard a gunshot.

Police said they found Lamb with one self-inflicted gunshot wound to head.

Earlier Monday, Ethan Schmidt, an assistant professor history at Delta State, was shot and killed causing a lockdown on campus and canceling class.

Police said Lamb was also an employee at the school and a suspect in the murder of 41-year-old Amy Prentiss, found dead in her Gautier, Miss. home Monday morning.

Classes are still cancelled Tuesday, according to police, and a candlelight vigil will be held Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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