Ill. Suspect Kills 5, Dies In Police Gunfire

Rick Odell Smith gunned down five people at a Manchester, Ill., home on Wednesday. Police caught up with him hours later and he died in a gunfight with officers.

After he shot his way into a home in the small town of Manchester, police say Rick Odell Smith gunned down a great-grandmother, a young couple and three young children. Then he did something that puzzled authorities.

He scooped up one of the children, a 6-year-old girl who was still alive, and carried her to a neighbor's home. Then he jumped into his white Chevy Lumina and sped off. Police caught up with him hours later and he died in a gunfight with officers.

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