(UnitedVoice.com) – Mass shooters often take their own lives after carrying out their horrific crimes. The shooter at Perry High School in Iowa did on January 4. Now, another mass shooter has done the same when police found him in Texas.
Romeo Nance, 23, allegedly murdered eight people on Sunday, January 21. The “reign of terror” took place in Joliet, Illinois. Police believe he shot and killed seven members of his family, then murdered another man at random during the shooting spree.
The killings took place at two homes in Joliet, and then he shot two other men, one of them fatally, at other locations. Dan Jungles, Will County Sheriff’s Office chief deputy of criminal investigations, told the press that the motive behind the shootings were a mystery. He said they might not ever know why Nance allegedly carried out the crimes.
The Will County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call on Sunday informing them that a man was found on the ground bleeding from his head. He later died, and authorities identified him as 28-year-old Toyosi Bakare from Nigeria. The victim had reportedly left home to go to the store when he was murdered.
While the police were investigating, they received word there’d been another shooting. In that incident, a 42-year-old was shot in the leg. The man suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being shot while walking from his car to his house. Officers reviewed video footage and spotted a car they later identified as belonging to Nance.
On Monday, officers went to a location looking for Nance when they noticed gunshots and blood at the front door. They made entry to the home and found two dead victims. They went to another residence across the street where other relatives lived and found five people dead.
Later that day, US Marshals spotted Nance near Natalia, Texas. He reportedly shot and killed himself when law enforcement closed in. He was charged with murder, but those charges were dropped after he died.
Laurie Summers, the Will County Coroner, identified five adult victims of the shootings. They were 47-year-old Tameka Nance, 38-year-old Christine Esters, 35-year-old William Esters II, 20-year-old Alexandria Nance, 31-year-old Joshua Nance. Two teen girls, ages 14 and 16, were also murdered.
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