Rafael McCloudVICKSBURG, MS – A murder suspect who escaped from a Mississippi jail last week was shot to death Monday by one of the people he had taken hostage.

Rafael McCloud, 33, escaped from the Warren County jail where he was awaiting trial for the kidnap, rape and murder of 69-year-old Sharen Wilson.

Wilson’s body was found outside an abandoned hospital last year after a group of ghost hunters followed a blood trail out of the building. McCloud was quickly arrested after he was found driving Wilson’s car.

He’s been in jail awaiting his trial ever since, until March 2 when he escaped his cell by taking a jail guard hostage with a homemade shank and forced the guard to give him his clothes.

McCloud was able to escape the building and police have been scouring the area looking for him. It took a week, but police finally found McCloud – shot to death in a family’s bathtub.

At around 4:30 a.m. Thursday, a man went out to his garage to start his wife’s car and encountered McCloud. The man, his wife and McCloud got into a physical confrontation but McCloud was able to subdue the couple and tie them up.

Three hours later, the man was able to get free and locate his gun that he used to fatally shoot McCloud.

“This is certainly not how we wanted this to end,” said Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace. “Our goal was to take him back into custody and have him stand before a jury in Warren County. But he brought this upon himself.”

Court records show McCloud has prior convictions for auto burglary, grand larceny and armed robbery. Looks to me as if the homeowner should get a medal.

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