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Jason Brooks, 41
East St Louis, Illinois
July 11, 2016

Agencies: Illinois State Police | Illinois State Police District 6 Investigations | East Louis Police Department Illinois

Last updated: about 1 month ago

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The Illinois State Police(ISP) said the armed man shot by police as he allegedly fired rounds at homes and passing motorists has died.

A press release from the ISP said officers from East St. Louis and surrounding police departments, including Washington Park, responded to the scene around 6 a.m. Monday.  When they arrived, they found a nude man with multiple guns at the intersection of 16th and Gaty Avenue.

The man, who police identified as 41-year-old Jason Brooks, fired shots at bystanders, then in the direction of two officers, the release said.

The officers returned fire, hitting Brooks. He was hospitalized and has died in a St. Louis area hospital, according to the ISP.

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