HARRISON COUNTY, Miss. — A police chase on Interstate 10 in Mississippi ended Monday afternoon with the suspect in a Louisiana double slaying useless and a 4-month-old little one hospitalized in steady situation.
Eric Derell Smith, 30, was suspected of fatally taking pictures his ex-girlfriend and her nephew close to Baker, Louisiana, then fleeing the scene along with his 4-month-old little one, WLOX reported.
Biloxi Police Chief John Miller confirmed to The Advocate that Smith and officers have been concerned in a shootout after Smith drove his blue Nissan Versa into an I-10 median however stated he didn’t know if officers killed Smith or if the suspect killed himself.
In the meantime, the Harrison County coroner confirmed to WLOX that the shot that killed Smith was not a self-inflicted wound and famous that Smith was sitting within the car’s driver’s seat when he was struck by a number of gunshots.
The coroner additionally said that the toddler was shot throughout the shootout and was rushed by U.S. Marshals to an space hospital instantly following the incident. The kid was moved later within the day to USA Kids’s & Girls’s Hospital in Cellular, Alabama, and was crying and in steady situation en route, WLOX reported.
The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Workplace has recognized the taking pictures victims close to Baker as Christin Parker, 32, and Brandon Parker, 26, The Advocate reported.