Farm King 9-1-1 Call (AUDIO) in Macomb: Teen Shot Rounds in Farm Supply Store, Killed Self


McDonough County answers 9-1-1 call from the Farm King farm supply store at 1620 East Jackson Street in Macomb, Illinois.


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Police in Macomb, Illinois, released the 911 audio from the farm supply shooting there Wednesday (February 3, 2010).
Store Manager Jeff Nimrick is heard frantically describing a man in the store loading a gun in the sporting goods section before actual shots are fired. Automatic gunfire is also heard in the background during the 9-1-1 call. The 9-1-1 operator tells Jeff Nimrick that the police have arrived and have assembled ‘a huge amount of police officers.’

Jonathan Labbe, 19, entered the Farm King Store and demanded ammunition. Jonathan Labbe fired 23 rounds at officers using an automatic rifle and then killed himself. Several people were inside the store at the time.


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Almost one year ago, at approximately 10:30 a.m. February 28, 2009, police officers were dispatched to the Change of Pace, 301 N. Campbell St., responding to a report of an IED (improvised explosive device) that was located outside the business. Members of the Secretary of State Police Bomb Squad from Springfield (IL) used a robotic bomb recovery unit to secure the explosive device.