April 5th, 2013
04:42 PM ET

Officials: Cop's gun killed cop, suspect

A murder suspect in Jackson, Mississippi, overpowered a detective and shot him with the detective's gun before killing himself, Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said Friday.

Veteran detective Eric Smith, 40, was talking with suspect Jeremy Powell, 23, when other officers heard the shots and rushed into the interview room at the police station, said Chris Mims, a spokesman for Jackson Mayor Harvey Johnson.

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  1. banasy©

    I'd still like to know why they said "after an hour, the situation was contained" in the story yesterday. Odd wording, that.

    April 5, 2013 at 5:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    @ banasy:
    Speculate regarding that hour.

    April 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    first the suspect is detained in a secured area...there was no need to bring a gun to the interrogation area...police dept needah change in policy...

    April 5, 2013 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • 1608

      I thought ALL P.O.'s secured weapons before entering a interrogation room. This is a hard lesson learned.

      April 5, 2013 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • s kel

      Well 1608 it was in Mississippi! That sould answer your question.

      April 6, 2013 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Nacho Cheese Dip On A Friday Night In 1989

    Cop shoot cop

    April 6, 2013 at 5:30 pm | Report abuse |
  5. jason

    Its what happens when you don't follow protocol.... too bad...

    April 7, 2013 at 1:12 am | Report abuse |