Man suspected of killing 8 in Chicago kills self in Texas confrontation: police
By TOI Desk Report January 24, 2024 Update on : January 24, 2024
A man suspected of shooting and killing eight people at two homes outside Chicago shot himself after an encounter with law enforcement in Texas, authorities said.
The 23-year-old man, Romeo Nance, around 8:30 pm on Monday shot himself near Natalia, Texas, about 30 miles (48 kilometres) southwest of San Antonio, Police in Joliet, Illinois, said on Facebook.
His death was announced just hours after Illinois authorities shared initial details of the killings there by using social media and a news conference.
Police said Tuesday that he was located near Natalia, outside San Antonio.
Nance had been mentioned as a suspect in the seven fatal shootings, which occurred in Joliet, Illinois, around 35 miles southwest of Chicago.
The authorities said police believe Nance also played a role in another shooting.
However, police are yet to provide any details about the identities of the seven victims found in the homes.
Sheriff’s Deputy Chief Dan Jungles said two victims were discovered Monday while Will County Sheriff’s deputies went to look for Nance’s red Toyota Camry on Sunday over the shootings.
Authorities said they went to Nance’s last known residence, but nobody answered.
Jungles said the deputies then went to a nearby residence as they knew occupants of both homes were related.
Police also warned that he was “armed and dangerous.”
Jungles said the deputies discovered two victims in that home while five others were found in the home deputies went to initially.
Police in Joliet said they were notified at 8:30pm on Monday that Nance had been found by the Marshals Service in Texas and had shot himself.