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Miss. Suspect Used Detectives Gun To Shoot Officer And Then Himself

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi murder suspect used a detective's gun to kill the detective and then himself inside police headquarters.
    
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday that 23-year-old Jeremy Powell overpowered Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith, took his service weapon and shot Smith. Powell then shot himself.
    
Officials are slowly releasing details of how the men died Thursday. The state agency took over the investigation from the Jackson Police Department.
    
Powell was being questioned in connection with the stabbing death earlier this week of a 20-year-old Jackson man.
    
Autopsies were to be performed Friday.
    
Officials continue to mourn the death of Smith, a 40-year-old detective who investigated a number of high-profile murder cases in Mississippi's largest city.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - State police in Mississippi say a murder suspect shot a Jackson police detective and then shot himself at police headquarters.
    
Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday that Jeremy Powell shot Detective Eric Smith before killing himself, in the first official description of how the men died.
    
The state agency took over the investigation from the Jackson Police Department.
    
The men died in a third-floor room Thursday where Smith was interrogating Powell. Powell had been arrested in connection with the stabbing death of a 20-year-old Jackson man.
    
Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham-Stewart says she will perform autopsies on Friday.

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