ST. PETERS, Mo. — A person pleaded responsible Thursday to first-degree homicide within the loss of life of an Illinois deputy killed throughout a multi-state crime spree, which included a taking pictures in St. Peters, Missouri.
Prosecutors charged 40-year-old Ray Tate of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, with killing Wayne County Deputy Sean Riley on Dec. 29, 2021.
Riley, 38, responded to a motorist help name on Interstate 64 round 5:00 a.m. Moments later, one other officer discovered Riley useless on the scene. Investigators mentioned Tate fatally shot him after which stole his squad automobile.
Tate deserted the squad automobile on I-64 after which carjacked the driving force of a semi-truck, in accordance with the Illinois State Police. Authorities mentioned Tate held the trucker towards his will and compelled him to drive to a fuel station in St. Peters, Missouri.
“Whereas in Missouri, a sequence of carjackings, robberies, and shootings occurred,” ISP mentioned in a press release.
A type of shootings occurred at a St. Peters’ QuikTrip. A person was shot within the shoulder round 7:00 a.m. and carjacked. St. Peters police mentioned they discovered proof on the fuel station connecting Tate to Riley’s homicide.
Tate then traveled again to Illinois with a kidnapped sufferer in one other stolen automobile, which authorities finally positioned at a house in rural Carlyle. Police mentioned Tate broke into the home and held the proprietor and the kidnapped sufferer hostage.
An Illinois SWAT group entered the house round 1:42 p.m. and arrested Tate. The house owner and the kidnapped sufferer weren’t injured.
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