ONARGA, Ill. (WCIA) — The Iroquois County Sheriff’s office responded to a report of a home invasion on Saturday evening.
Police went to the 600 block of W. Lincoln Ave. Deputies spoke with the alleged victim’s daughter when a single gunshot rang out from inside the garage.
Deputies attempted to secure the scene awaiting additional officers, but upon their entering the residence, the suspect had ran out the back door.
Deputies say the suspect is 29-year-old Jordan R. Johnson of Kankakee. The Iroquois County Sheriff says Johnson allegedly threatened to kill his ex-wife and her father.
Deputies from surrounding agencies helped look for the suspect.
Around 10:45 p.m., officers located the suspect near the area of Bork Nurseries and ran through a bean field. Officers pursued Johnson through the field. Johnson then fired one shot, resulting in a single, self-inflicted gunshot wound.
No police officers discharged their weapons during this incident. Emergency medical personnel who were on standby immediately responded to the scene and pronounced Johnson dead.
Following the incident, the victim was taken to Iroquois Memorial Hospital for treatment of
non-life-threatening injuries and later released.