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At approximately 8:13 a.m. Illinois State Police responded to the scene of an armed fleeing subject.  According to witness testimony, Dennis Adams, 58, of Taylorville fled the scene of 516 West Avenue today after shooting his wife, Jolene A. Adams, 32 of Taylorville. After a four hour stand-off with police, Adams surrendered to authorities.

ISP SWAT, Air Operations and Negotiators were called to the scene to assist the Taylorville police department and several area law enforcement agencies in subduing the offender.

Adams was transported to Taylorville Memorial Hospital for observation after complaining of dehydration and a leg wound, and remains in custody. The victim was also transported to a local area hospital.

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