DYERSBURG, Tenn. (AP) - Harold Kilpatrick Jr. was scheduled to appear in Shelby County Criminal Court on Sept. 18 on assault charges. Instead, he was killed the day before by a SWAT team after holding at least 13 people hostage at Dyersburg State Community College.
His death ended a series of brushes with the law in Obion and Shelby counties and bizarre behavior, records show.
Two students, John Johnson and Michelle Lemaster, were shot during the hostage ordeal and hospitalized. Both victims had been discharged from hospitals as of Wednesday night.