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Posted on 04/24/2013 2:16:11 PM PDT by Alaska Wolf
Five people murdered in Illinois town, suspect dead: police
By Mary Wisniewski
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Five people were slain early on Wednesday in Manchester, Illinois, and a suspect died after a shootout with police, Illinois State Police said.
State Police spokeswoman Monique Bond confirmed the killings and also said that a 6-year-old girl had been injured and taken to hospital. Initial reports were that the victims had been shot, but Bond could not confirm this.
State Police did not discuss any motive nor did they say if the victims were related. The Chicago Tribune reported, citing relatives, that they were a grandmother, a young couple, and two children.
A suspect fled in a white Chevy Lumina, police said, citing witnesses. At about 7:13 a.m., the car was spotted and chased by state and local police who exchanged gunfire with the suspect, state police said.
About 15 minutes later, the suspect was arrested and taken to hospital, and later pronounced dead, Bond said. Police did not release the person's name.
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The perp took Joe’s advice and used a shotgun
This is truly awful. A five year old and a baby were shot to death along with their parents and grandmother. May they RIP and God help the surviving family.
It's DiFi's weapon of choice as well.
Horrendous baby-killing instrument.
Manchester Mayor Ronald Drake says the suspected gunman was his nephew. According to the Scott County State's Attorney, Smith has had a criminal past including reckless homicide and drug related charges.
Smith had a 4-year-old daughter with a woman who is related to all the murder victims. She says, Smith had recently accused them of hurting his daughter.
Man, you can just see the crazy in his face.
“criminal past including reckless homicide “
Another justice system brain fart that innocent people had to pay for with their lives.
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