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Baby dies after father killed in barrage of police gunfire in Mississippi

Eric Derell Smith
East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office
Eric Derell Smith

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A coroner says a baby boy taken by his father from the scene of a double homicide in Louisiana home has died.

The boy was in the car when his father died in a barrage of law enforcement gunfire after a long chase into Mississippi.

UPDATE: Baker Double Homicide- Suspect Located In Mississippi The suspect was located in Mississippi this afternoon....

Posted by East Baton Rouge Sheriffs Office on Monday, May 3, 2021

The coroner in Harrison County, Mississippi, Brian Switzer, says the baby died about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday at a hospital in Mobile, Alabama. Switzer hasn't seen the boy's body yet so can't say whether he was shot.

Eric Derell Smith was suspected of killing the boy's mother and cousin Monday in Baker, Louisiana.

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