Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police Kill Nude Gunman Who Fired on Houses and Threatened Motorists in East St. Louis

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Police Kill Nude Gunman Who Fired on Houses and Threatened Motorists in East St. Louis

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EAST ST. LOUIS * A nude man armed with a shotgun and a pistol was killed in an exchange of shots with police here Monday morning after he stood in a street firing at homes and pointing a weapon at passing motorists, officials said.

Illinois State Police, who are investigating but did not participate in the shooting, identified the dead man as Jason Brooks, 41, of East St. Louis.

"Brooks discharged a weapon at bystanders and then in the direction of two black, male officers, who returned fire," according to a prepared statement from the state police. Brooks also is black. No one else was wounded.

East St. Louis Police Chief Michael Hubbard said the man was spotted in the street at 16th Street and Gaty Avenue about 6 a.m.

Officers from several departments, including Washington Park, rushed to the scene. …

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