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Suspect wanted in killing 8 people in three different locations in Joliet dies due to self-inflicted gunshot in Texas
US man who is a suspect in killing eight persons dies of self-inflicted gunshots in Texas. Photo Courtesy:Joliet Police Department X page

Suspect wanted in killing 8 people in three different locations in Joliet dies due to self-inflicted gunshot in Texas

| @indiablooms | 23 Jan 2024, 05:39 pm

A gunman suspected to have killed eight people in three different locations over the past two days in the US city of Joliet was found dead1,200 miles away Monday (January 22, 2024) night.

The suspect was identified as 23-year-old Romeo Nance.

He died reportedly due to a self-inflicted gunshot in Texas.

Police recovered the bodies of seven of the victims in two nearby houses on Monday (January 22, 2024) while the other was found earlier on Sunday (January 21, 2024)

Investigators told Sky News that they did not know of a motive for the killings, but said the man knew the victims.

The police earlier posted on X: " ACTIVE INCIDENT (UPDATED) JANUARY 22, 2024 3:00 PM At this moment, Detectives and Officers are conducting an active homicide investigation after Officers located multiple deceased individuals who had sustained gunshot wounds in two homes in the 2200 block of West Acres Road."

Joliet Police Chief William Evans told Sky News: "I've been a policeman 29 years and this is probably the worst crime scene I've ever been associated with."

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