A suspect in a double homicide that occurred early Saturday morning on Purvis to Baxterville road has shot and killed himself after being wanted by police.
Lamar County Sheriff Danny Rigel said 39-year-old Anthony Shane Simmons shot himself in Harrison County that same morning.
"The Harrison County deputies were approaching his parents' house in Saucier, and he ran into the woodline and he shot himself and he died," Rigel said. "He was being airlifted to a hospital."
At 1:24 a.m. Nov. 14, Lamar County deputies responded to a call of a shooting in the 1600 block of the Purvis to Baxterville Road. Upon arriving, police discovered two deceased individuals: a 37-year-old white female and a 41-year old white male. Both individuals were the victims of apparent gunshot wounds.
The search for Simmons began immediately afterwards.