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Suspect in fatal shooting of off-duty trooper found guilty

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RIPLEY, Miss. (WTVA) - A Tippah County jury convicted Troy Eaton for the 2018 fatal shooting of off-duty state trooper Josh Smith.

On Saturday, Sept. 25, the jury convicted him of second-degree murder and aggravated assault, District Attorney Ben Creekmore confirmed.

The shooting happened on Sept. 30, 2018, in the Hatchie Bottom area of Tippah County.

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Smith and Ricky Vick were both shot but Vick survived. Smith was off-duty at the time of the shooting.

Eaton is scheduled to be sentenced on Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. in Ripley, Creekmore confirmed.

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