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Illinois man shoots wife, surrenders after 4-hour standoff with police


A 4-hour standoff with a SWAT team and state police ends Friday morning with an Illinois man surrendering after shooting his wife.

At approximately 8:13 a.m. Friday Illinois State Police (ISP) say they responded to the scene of an armed fleeing subject. According to witnesses, Dennis Adams, 58, of Taylorville, Illinois fled from 516 West Avenue after shooting his wife, Jolene A. Adams, 32 of Taylorville. After a four hour stand-off with police, Adams surrendered to authorities.

ISP SWAT, Air Operations and Negotiators were called to assist the Taylorville police department along with several area law enforcement agencies. The incident ended around 12:20 p.m.

"This is a leading example of how ISP deploys its specialized units and invaluable resources to support local area law enforcement in safeguarding Illinois communities," said ISP Captain Michael Zerbonia. "The unique training and skills of our SWAT and Hostage Negotiators are vital assets during critical incidents."

Adams was taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for observation after complaining of dehydration and a leg wound, and remained in custody. The victim was also transported to a local area hospital.

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