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Jackson police say suspect killed self in altercation

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JACKSON, Ms. (KNOE 8 News) - Authorities say the man who killed a detective at Police Headquarters in Mississippi's capital city shot himself twice in the head after shooting the officer.

The Hinds County coroner said Tuesday that Jeremy Powell shot himself twice in the head after killing veteran Jackson Police Detective Eric Smith on Thursday.

Authorities say Powell was being questioned about a stabbing death when he grabbed Smith's gun during an interview on the third floor of the department.

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