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ST. PETERS ( — A bi-state manhunt is underway for an armed man who allegedly shot and killed an Illinois deputy and a shooting in St. Peters Wednesday. 

Around 5 a.m., Wayne County, Illinois Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Riley was responding to a motorist assist call on Interstate 64 in Illinois near the Indiana border. As another officer pulled up to the scene, Riley was found dead and his squad car was missing. 

The car was later found abandoned on Interstate 64 nearby, WFIE reports. 

St. Peters carjacking victim's car found in O'Fallon, Mo

Heavy police presence at parking lot in O’Fallon, Missouri. Officers have located a car belonging to a man who was shot during a carjacking in St. Peters early Wednesday morning.

Stolen Truck -- St. Peters Carjacking

St. Peters police confirmed the suspect wanted in the deputy’s death is now connected to a shooting and carjacking at a QuikTrip on Main Street. Around 7 a.m., the man drove away from the gas station after shooting another man while stealing his car. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition.

Interstate closure for the shooting of a Wayne County, IL deputy

Surveillance images were later released of the “armed and dangerous” man. The stolen vehicle was later found in O’Fallon, Mo. off of Highway 70, according to police. After ditching that car, the suspect reportedly stole a white Nissan Titan truck with Missouri plates of 0WE A43.

The body of Deputy Riley was brought to the Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office around 10 a.m. accompanied by area law enforcement agencies.

Around 11:30 a.m., the Highland-Pierron Fire Department believed the “situation” has moved east past their area along Highway 143. 

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What Is An Obituary

In national newspapers an obituary (obit for short) is a news article that reports the recent death of a prominent person. Although it tends to focus on positive aspects of the subject’s life this is not always the case. According to Nigel Farndale, the Obituaries Editor of The Times: “Obits should be life affirming rather than gloomy, but they should also be opinionated, leaving the reader with a strong sense of whether the subject lived a good life or bad; whether they were right or wrong in the handling of their public affairs.”

In local newspapers, an obituary may be published for any local resident upon death. A necrology is a register or list of records of the deaths of people related to a particular organization, group or field, which may only contain the sparsest details, or small obituaries. Historical necrologies can be important sources of information.