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Jackson Officer Killed inside Police Department

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A shooting at the Jackson Police Department Head Quarters leaves homicide detective Eric Smith  and the suspect dead. Smith, who has been with the department since 1995, was murdered inside an interview room late Thursday afternoon after questioning the 23-year old murder suspect Jeremy Powell inside. Police said in a news release that Powell was in the process of being arrested in the Monday killing of 20-year-old Christopher Alexander. The victim and the suspect got into a heated argument and the suspect overpowered Smith grab his gun and shot him. Around 20 minutes later the victim was shot by another officer. The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. central. Smith leaves behind a wife and 2 children.

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Written by Anthony P

April 5, 2013 at 1:34 pm

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