Welcome

Thank you for visiting paducahsun.com, the online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Eastern Illinois employee shoots boss, kills self

Associated Press

WESTVILLE, Ill. - Authorities are trying to piece together what prompted a longtime eastern Illinois chemical plant employee to shoot his company's CEO during a job review before turning the gun on himself.

"All we know is something went wrong in the performance evaluation," said Vermilion County Sheriff Pat Hartshorn.

Thursday afternoon's shooting took place at DynaChem, a small, privately held industrial chemical maker about 30 miles from Champaign.

Hartshorn said DynaChem president and CEO Keith Rife was hospitalized in Urbana with gunshot wounds to his head and hip. His injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

Vermilion County Coroner Peggy Johnson identified the shooter as Wayne Woodson, 65, from nearby Georgetown. He was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy is expected Friday.

Investigators say Woodson worked for DynaChem for more than two decades. The (Champaign) News-Gazette said he was a chemist at the company.

Authorities say the attack happened behind closed doors in Rife's office after Woodson pulled a handgun from a briefcase. Hartshorn said Rife was able to leave his office after the shooting to ask other employees for help.

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 2b016d3fdfb34b7295811724852714c1
Top Classifieds
  • Horse Boarding available in La Center ... Details
  • Seasoned Firewood. 270-243-5815 Details
  • Bedroom Suites New in Boxes. 6pc. che ... Details
  • PILLOW TOPmattress sets NEW in plasti ... Details
  • CHARLES SMITH CONCRETE REPAIR &RE ... Details
  • 375 Acre Farm in Ballard County D ... Details
  • Owner Financing, new 3000sq ft,in Mar ... Details
  • 5 Broiler Houses80 acres irrigated pa ... Details
  • FHA, USDA, VA & Conventional Loan ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't b ... Details
  • '06 Lincoln Truck One of the ... Details
  • Jaguar XJS-1989 $2,500/ Best Offer Go ... Details
  • 05 CHEVY MALIBU $2500(270) 388-5983 Details

Most Popular
  1. West Kentucky High School Basketball Stats
  2. Girls Player of the Week
  3. Gasoline prices going lower
  1. 2 arrested on drug-related charges
  2. Man convicted of various sex crimes
  3. Conrad, attorney want statements out
  1. West Kentucky High School Basketball Stats
  2. Girls Player of the Week
  3. Gasoline prices going lower
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...