The DeWitt County Sheriff has identified Jose De Jesus Gomez Munoz (pictured above) as the prime suspect in a murder committed in Kenney, IL. He’s now likely headed back home to Mexico in a white 2019 Honda Accord with Illinois plate: DT 50 632.
A town of 500-ish people, Jesus killed one, critically injured a second person and four others in the home hid/fled for their lives. The DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office issued a shelter-in-place order for the residents of the small town against the believed murderous illegal alien.
My wife watches the local news closer than I do and mentioned the “Shelter-in-Place” order. I asked the wife if that was to keep the locals safe from this guy or if it was to keep them from hunting this guy down like a rabid dog.
KENNEY, Ill. (WAND) — At least one person is dead after a shooting in rural Kenney. https://t.co/2Dx6PgLDtb
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KENNEY, Ill. (WAND) — One person is dead after a shooting in rural Kenney.
Police were called to a home on Kenney Road just after 3 p.m. Sunday.
When they arrived, they found a man with multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital in Clinton and then transported to Carle Hospital in Champaign, where he remains in stable condition.
DeWitt County Sheriff’s Office says the shooter, Jose De Jesus Gomez Munoz, is still on the run.
As of 9:25 a.m. Monday, police lifted a shelter in place order for Kenney residents following the deadly shooting and manhunt.
The suspect is still on the loose, but police said they no longer believe he is in the area.
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KENNEY, Ill (25News Now) – Police are searching for a gunman who they say shot and killed one person and wounded another in a shooting in Kenney on Sunday afternoon.
The DeWitt County Sheriff says the suspect has been identified as Jose De Jesus Gomez Munoz. He is described as a Hispanic man, about 5′6′’ and 165 pounds. He was last seen driving a white 2019 Honda Accord with an Illinois license plate that reads DT50632.
The sheriff says the shooting happened south of Kenney around 3:23 p.m. Sunday afternoon. Deputies found one victim in his vehicle on Illinois Route 54 and Jordan Street. The victim had multiple gunshot wounds and was taken to John Warner Hospital in Clinton and was later taken to Carle Hospital in Champaign where he remains in stable condition.
The sheriff says four other victims remained at the scene and were hiding from the suspect. While speaking with them, deputies confirmed a fifth person was fatally wounded. Deputies got the other victims to safety and they were taken to the sheriff’s office to be interviewed about the incident.
Authorities believe Munoz could be heading to Mexico, as he has ties there. He is wanted for murder and other felony charges in relation to this shooting.