Authorities in Mississippi say the man suspected of fatally shooting a woman he lived with and a Delta State University professor on Monday has spoken with police, telling an officer “he’s not going to jail,” the Associated Press reports.

Earlier today, officials identified Delta State geography instructor Shannon Lamb as the suspected killer of Amy Prentiss, who was found shot to death in her home, and history professor Ethan Schmidt, who was found shot to death in his campus office.

At a press conference Monday night, Gautier Police said Lamb is currently at large and urged other law enforcement agencies to exercise “extreme caution” when approaching the suspect. They did not say how or when they spoke to Lamb.

In the acknowledgments of his 2014 book Native Americans in the American Revolution, Schmidt thanked Lamb among other colleagues for his “support and friendship.”

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