Romeo Nance, 23, apparently committed a series of mass shootings in Joliet, Illinois, and was found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Nicole Acosta’s story describes the suspected murders.
Accused Gunman in Illinois Mass Shootings, Romeo Nance, Found Dead in Texas After Apparent Suicide
Nance is accused of shooting eight people dead in shocking circumstances near Chicago. On Monday morning, five victims in one property and two in another on West Acres Road were found dead from gunshot wounds. Police were searching for Nance, who was related to two more city shootings, one of which was fatal, the day before.
The Joliet Police Department and U.S. Marshals Service found Nance in Natalia, Texas, and began a brief manhunt that ended in his apparent suicide. Nance died after a Monday night fight with Texas police.
Investigators are confused about Nance’s violent spree’s motive. With 29 years of experience, Joliet Police Chief Bill Evans called the crime scene the scariest he had ever seen. The tragedy has left the town reeling.
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Despite the probe, authorities believe Nance was connected to the victims, complicating the situation. Identification and cause of death are determined by the Will County Coroner’s Office. Whether the victims are related is unknown.
The crime scene is roughly 1,000 miles from Nance’s Texas home, raising doubts about how he got there. The Joliet Police Department’s press release and facts present a bleak picture of a town shocked by unprecedented violence.
This tragic death has the community and authorities reeling as the investigation proceeds. Unanswered concerns about Nance’s motive and the victims’ identities complicate a narrative that has affected Joliet, Illinois, and beyond.