Investigation Launched: Iowa Shooting Suspect Dies in Illinois Garage Shootout


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Champaign County, IL – An investigation is underway after an Iowa shooting suspect died in a shootout at a Champaign County detached garage. 

According to State Police, on Monday, Randy A. Jackson, 39, engaged in a standoff with Illinois State Police, who responded to a pursuit from Vermilion County after catching sight of a vehicle believed to have been involved in a Clinton, Iowa shooting. Despite attempts to de-escalate the situation, the suspect refused to comply, leading to an exchange of gunfire. 

The suspect was struck and later pronounced dead early Tuesday morning at a nearby hospital.   An autopsy is scheduled for Friday.

The Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation is probing the incident, and the Champaign County State’s Attorney’s Office will review the case.


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