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Man wanted in fatal East Baton Rouge double shooting dead following pursuit in Mississippi

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Posted at 2:10 PM, May 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-03 17:49:50-04

The man wanted in connection with a fatally shooting two people near Baker is dead following a pursuit that ended in Mississippi

Reports say that 30-year-old Eric Derell Smith was being pursued on I-10 in Mississippi after he fled the scene of the shooting with his infant child.

That pursuit ended on Interstate 10 in Harrison County.

According to WLOX in Mississippi, Smith was holding the child and firing at police as he was being chased. Biloxi Police Chief John Miller told WLOX News Smith is dead, but didn’t elaborate on how he died.

Local media report that Smith was taken into custody and the child taken to the hospital.

Officials say they believe the shooting on Monday stemmed from a domestic incident.

Read more from the Advocate here.

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