Illinois state trooper wounds man suspected in Collinsville slayings

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected in the slayings of two women in southwestern Illinois has been shot and wounded by a state police trooper following a vehicle chase.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the women’s bodies were found Saturday morning outside a home in Collinsville, about 83 miles south of Springfield.

State police say local officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle about 1 p.m. Saturday near Hillsboro. The vehicle became disabled about 1:50 p.m. and stopped near Pana.

State police said the driver was shot after pointing a weapon at a trooper. He was being treated Saturday at an area hospital. The trooper was not hurt.

Details about the slayings in Collinsville were not released.

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