Chicago Man Kills 8 People in Span of 48 Hours, Commits Suicide in Texas Upon Police Discovery
Late Monday, police in Joliet, Illinois, announced that a man suspected of shooting and killing eight people in the Chicago suburbs had fatally shot himself after a confrontation with law enforcement officials in Texas. The man, identified as 23-year-old Romeo Nance, was located by U.S. Marshals near Natalia, Texas, and shot himself after a standoff with police from multiple agencies at a gas station, according to the Medina County Sheriff's Office. The agency had received a call about Nance heading into the county on Interstate 35. Prior to his death, Nance had been considered "armed and dangerous" and neighbors in the area had been warned to stay vigilant. The motive for the killings remains unknown, but police believe Nance had known the victims. The FBI's fugitive task force had been assisting local police in the search for the suspect.