COLLINSVILLE, Ill – The bodies of two women were found outside of a home in the 1000 block of McDonough Lake Road this morning. A suspect was later taken into custody by police after an extensive search.
Police were called to a home near 157 and Horseshoe Lake Road at around 10:30 am for a 911 call about a disturbance. They found the bodies of two women that appear to be the victims of homicides.
Investigators canvassed the area and determined that the suspect fled the scene. A regional broadcast was made to help find the suspect.
Police spotted the suspect’s vehicle heading north on Route 127 at around 1:00 pm near Hillsboro. A police chase started after officers tried to pull the vehicle over. Illinois State Police Troopers joined the chase that crossed Route 16 and then onto US Route 51.
The suspect’s vehicle was damaged and came to a stop at around 1:50 pm on Route 51 north of Pana, Illinois. Illinois State Police say that is when the suspect got out and pointed a gun at them.
A trooper fired at the suspect. Police did not indicate if the suspect was hit by the bullets. They did say he was taken to the hospital for serious life-threatening injuries. No officers were injured in the altercation.
A press conference will be held Sunday and more details will be released by investigators then.