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Video shows Illinois trooper's shooting of homicide suspect

An officer repeatedly tells Cobb to “put it down” and “don’t do it” but Cobb makes multiple attempts to aim the gun at officers, prompting the trooper to fire additional gunshots before the video ends with Cobb motionless on the pavement near the truck.

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Video shows Illinois trooper's shooting of homicide suspect
Illinois State Police released video of a state trooper's fatal shooting of a man suspected in the slayings of his estranged partner and her sister. | Photo: ISP video still

You can read about the incident in our original report from the beginning of the week here: https://www.chicagojournal.com/three-officer-involved-shootings-in-illinois-over-the-weekend/


PANA, Ill. — Illinois State Police have released video of a state trooper's fatal shooting of a man suspected in the slayings of his estranged partner and her sister.[1]



Adam Cobb, 32, was shot and wounded April 2 following a following a police pursuit in southwestern Illinois. He died the next day at a hospital.

Police video released Thursday shows the police pursuit of a pickup truck on U.S. 51 near the Christian County city of Pana, before the truck stops on the highway.

A man later identified as Cobb then exits the truck “with firearm pointing at officers,” according to the edited video's caption. Popping sounds are heard as a trooper fires at Cobb, who falls onto the pavement.

An officer repeatedly tells Cobb to “put it down” and “don’t do it” but Cobb makes multiple attempts to aim the gun at officers, prompting the trooper to fire additional gunshots before the video ends with Cobb motionless on the pavement near the truck.



The trooper, a 26-year state police veteran, was not injured in the incident about 50 miles (80 kilometers) southeast of Springfield.

Cobb was wanted in the April 2 killings of 30-year-old Jamie Joiner, who apparently had ended a relationship with Cobb, and her sister, Jessica Joiner, 34. Jessica Joiner was helping her sister move from Cobb’s home in rural Collinsville, about 83 miles (133 kilometers) south of Springfield.

You can view the video below. Viewers are warned that the video is graphic.


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Notes & References


  1. Chicago Journal. “Three Officer Involved Shootings in Illinois over the Weekend.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, April 4, 2022. https://www.chicagojournal.com/three-officer-involved-shootings-in-illinois-over-the-weekend/. ↩︎

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