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Homicide suspect dies after being shot by Illinois soldier – NBC Chicago

A man suspected of killing his ex-partner and sister has died after being shot by a state trooper following a car chase in southwestern Illinois, authorities said .

Adam Cobb, 32, was injured Saturday afternoon and pronounced dead Sunday morning at a hospital, Madison County Sheriff’s Maj. Jeff Connor told reporters Sunday.

Jamie Joiner, 30, his 34-year-old sister, Jessica Joiner, and the family dog ​​were found shot and killed Saturday morning at Cobb’s rural home in Collinsville, about 133 miles south of Springfield, authorities said.

Jamie Joiner had ended the relationship with Cobb and was leaving the house, authorities said, and Jessica Joiner was helping him. There was a U-Haul outside the house, Connor said, and one of the women was able to call 911.

“You could hear a person in the background screaming and then some gunshots in the background,” Connor said.

Prior to the murders, the sheriff’s office had no domestic violence records involving Cobb, Connor said.

“To our knowledge, there have been no previous calls to the house,” he said. “I don’t think there was any criminal history or warning.”

Local officers spotted Cobb’s vehicle around 1 p.m. Saturday near Hillsboro, according to state police. He refused to stop until the vehicle went out of service around 1:50 p.m. near Pana, about 80 kilometers southeast of Springfield.

Cobb was shot after pointing a gun at the state trooper, authorities said. The soldier, a 26-year-old state police veteran, was not injured. The State Police Internal Investigations Division was investigating the shooting.

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