Standoff In Rantoul Ends In Apparent Suicide

December 01, 2015
Jacob Morrissey mugshot.

Jacob K. Morrissey, a 5-foot-9, 180-pound white male with brown hair and blue eyes was wanted by police for entering a home in St. Joseph and shooting its occupants.

The Champaign County Sheriff's Office reported at 1 a.m. Tuesday via Facebook and Twitter that the standoff involving Jacob K. Morrissey in Rantoul ended with his apparent suicide.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup said Morrissey, 26, Mahomet, was pronounced dead at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday at a residence at the 1200 block of East Clark Street in Rantoul.

Preliminary information from the investigation, Northrup said, indicate Morrissey may have died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

A final determination will be made after an autopsy is completed later today.

Jacob K. Morrissey was wanted by police for entering a home in St. Joseph at 1:30am on Sunday morning and and shooting its occupants.

An adult male who was struck was being treated at an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Champaign County Sheriff's Office said.

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