September 19, 2003 - Posted at: 8:25 a.m. CDT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Investigators say a suicidal gunman holding a college math class hostage in Dyersburg Wednesday caused his own death.
They say 26-year-old Harold Kilpatrick fired a random pistol shot while surrounded by police.
A police SWAT team killed Kilpatrick after a nine-hour standoff at Dyersburg State Community College.
Two of Kilpatrick's hostages were shot. One is in critical condition in a Memphis hospital and the other is listed as serious.
A ballistics test is needed to determine if they were shot by Kilpatrick or hit by police bullets.