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Police Work Apparent Double Homicide in Unincorporated Collinsville Saturday

COLLINSVILLE – Police find two women dead after an apparent homicide in the 1000 block of McDonough Lake Road in unincorporated Collinsville Saturday morning.

Police were called to the home at around 10:30 am for a 911 call about a disturbance. They found the bodies of the two women that appear to be the victims of homicides.

Police checked the area for the suspect, but it was determined the suspect fled the scene. A ISPERN was made to help find the suspect. Illinois State Police spotted the man several miles north after a long police pursuit the suspect was taken into custody near Pana Illinois.

According to the Herald & Review out of Decatur Illinois: Christian County Sheriff Bruce Kettelkamp said Montgomery County officials spotted the wanted suspect’s vehicle near Hillsboro.  Law enforcement agencies attempted to pull the vehicle over, but the suspect did not stop, and units began to chase, Kettelkamp said. The suspect drove through Nokomis and into Christian County, which is when the sheriff’s office assisted in attempting to pull the suspect over.  The suspect was eventually stopped 5 miles south of Assumption on U.S. 51, where a shooting involving the suspect and police occurred. 

The suspect was shot and apprehended before being airlifted out to a Springfield-area hospital. His condition was unavailable as of Saturday evening. No officers or other individuals were injured. 

A press conference will be held Sunday and more details will be released by investigators then.

Chris Rhodes
Author: Chris Rhodes

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