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The escaped inmate from Georgia, who was wanted in the Florida murder case, kills himself according to the police



An armed, escaped inmate from Georgia earlier this week named as the prime suspect in the murder of a man from Florida, turned his gun on himself after officials approached him, police said Wednesday with Stephen Michael Smith who had served a ten-year prison robbery late Tuesday evening when he fled his labor detail at the Clayton Transactional Center in Clayton County. Department officials and the US Marshals Task Force then stopped the vehicle at an intersection to attempt an arrest.

"With the vehicle surrounded by law enforcement, Smith immediately put a gun to his head and committed suicide," the department said in a statement.

  Stephen Michael Smith, 34, is suspected of killing a Florida man when he was fleeing the authorities in Georgia after escaping from prison.

34-year-old Stephen Michael Smith is suspected of killing a Florida man while fleeing a prison escape from the Georgia authorities.
(Gulf County Sheriff's Office)

The Gulf County Sheriff's Office had identified Smith on Monday as a prime suspect for the death of 30-year-old Daniel Lee Upton of Lakeland, Fla.

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Upton was found dead Monday in a house in Port St. Joe at the Panhandle in Florida US Marshals Service offered a 10,000 US reward Dollars on his capture.

Louis Casiano of Fox News contributed to this report.


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