Off-duty state trooper killed in shooting; suspect arrested

Off-duty state trooper killed in shooting; suspect arrested
32-year-old Trooper Kenneth Joshlin Smith was killed near the Tippah and Alcorn County line just after midnight (Photo source: DPS) (Source: Photo Mississippi Dept. of Public Safety)

JACKSON, MS (WDAM) - Officials have released a photo of the off-duty state trooper that was killed in a Sunday morning shooting.

Trooper Kenneth Joshlin Smith, 32, was killed near the Tippah and Alcorn County line just after midnight, Sunday according to the Mississippi Department of Public Safety.

32 year old Trooper Kenneth Joshlin Smith was killed near the Tippah and Alcorn County line just after midnight
32 year old Trooper Kenneth Joshlin Smith was killed near the Tippah and Alcorn County line just after midnight (Source: Photo Mississippi Dept. of Public Safety)

Thirty-eight year-old Rickie Dale Vick was injured in the shooting and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was identified as 43-year-old Troy Anthony Eaton of Rienzi, Mississippi. Eaton surrendered to authorities Sunday morning.

43-year-old Troy Anthony Eaton is accused shooting and killing Kenneth Smith, an off-duty state trooper (Photo source: DPS)
43-year-old Troy Anthony Eaton is accused shooting and killing Kenneth Smith, an off-duty state trooper (Photo source: DPS) (Source: Photo DPS)

According to authorities, Eaton is currently in the Tippah County Jail and charges are currently pending.

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