Emerging reports indicated that Alabama corrections officer Vicky White has died after shooting herself when authorities closed in on her and a fugitive capital murder suspect in Indiana following a 10-day manhunt.
News Nation Now reporter Brian Entin tweeted about White’s reported death roughly a half-hour after Vanderburgh County Sheriff Dave Wedding said she was in grave condition and it was not clear whether she would survive.
Vanderburgh County Coroner Steven W. Lockyear said White died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at 7 p.m. at Evansville Deaconess Midtown Hospital. An autopsy will be performed on Tuesday, according to WHNT.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, police issued a warrant for Vicky White, identified as the Lauderdale County Assistant Director of Corrections, earlier this month. She has been charged with charging assisting in the escape of convicted felon, Casey White. At the time of her death, the corrections officer was facing charges of second-degree forgery and identity theft as she allegedly used a different name to purchase a used car prior to helping Casey White escape.
Earlier today, the pair was captured in Evansville, Indiana, during a traffic chase by police. Casey White is now behind bars and will likely be extradited back to Alabama.
This story is developing…
* Additional reporting by Leigh Egan*
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[Featured image: Casey White/Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Office]