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Coroner IDs 3 Killed In North Normal Shootings

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The Normal Police Department officers who fired their weapons during an an incident Monday have been placed on administrative leave as Illinois State Police investigate.

The McLean County Coroner’s Office has identified the three people killed in shootings Monday afternoon at a north Normal mobile home park.

Coroner Kathy Yoder said three people were pronounced dead at the scene of the shootings in the Landings mobile home park north of Interstate 55 off Linden Street. They were identified as Ronald Reiner, 66; Sharon Reiner, 64; and Julie Davis, 59, all of Normal.

Davis' family has set up a GoFundMe page to help the family with expenses.

Three other people were taken to local hospitals for treatment. Authorities said one victim suffered life-threatening injuries and two others have non-life-threatening injuries. The family of one of the reported victims has set up a GoFundMe page to raise money to help with his recovery.

Normal Police Chief Rick Bleichner said officers responded to an active shooter report around 3:45 p.m. Monday and found multiple victims with gunshot wounds. Officers shot and killed the suspect “based on their fear of imminent harm to themselves and others,” according to Normal Police.

Bleichner said the suspect was armed when police confronted him.

Authorities have not identified the suspect, though Bleichner indicated the suspect was male and is deceased. Ronald Reiner is the only deceased man identified by the coroner. Bleichner also previously said the suspect was related to at least one of the victims; Ronald and Sharon Reiner share a last name.

Police have said there are no other suspects or threats to the public. Police asked nearby residents to shelter in place and lock their doors as the incident unfolded. Illinois State Police is investigating the shooting.

Bleichner said the officers who fired their weapons will be placed on administrative leave at least until State Police concludes its investigation. ISP said the investigation “is still in the very early stages and nothing further will be released at this time.”

The incident was the first officer-involved shooting in Normal in nearly 10 years.

Updated: September 2, 2021 at 10:39 AM CDT
The Davis family set up a GoFundMe account to help with expenses following Julie Davis' death.
Eric Stock is the News Director at WGLT. You can contact Eric at ejstoc1@ilstu.edu.
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