MACOMB, Ill. - Police say a man who opened fire in a western Illinois farm supply store didn't hold hostages before killing himself, but some employees and customers were afraid to leave the building.

No one else was injured in the standoff at the Farm King store in the western Illinois city of Macomb.

Macomb Police Chief Curt Barker says the man was found dead Wednesday evening in the store's housewares section. Barker identified him as 19-year-old Jonathan Labbe (luh-BAY') from nearby Tennessee, Ill.

Authorities and witnesses say Labbe earlier fired a semiautomatic weapon inside the store, sending some terrified customers bolting for exits. Police later helped four adults and a small child escape from an office where they'd taken cover.

Barker says Labbe isn't associated with the store.

 

 

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