Attorney: Marshall County inmate steals gun, commits suicide

An attorney for law enforcement said a Marshall County inmate committed suicide Tuesday outside the jail by shooting himself with a gun he stole from a locked sheriff's vehicle.

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 4:28 PM

UPDATEAuthorities identify inmate who stole pistol and killed self

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. (WTVA) - An attorney for law enforcement said a Marshall County inmate committed suicide Tuesday outside the jail by shooting himself with a gun he stole from a sheriff's vehicle.

Tony Farese said the inmate, a trusty whose name has not been released, was serving time for burglary and had been questioned by Senatobia police about another crime prior to the fatal shooting.

According to Farese, the trusty broke into the locked vehicle to get the gun around 4 p.m.

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