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Illinois deputy killed while serving warrant, suspect and police in standoff on interstate

An Illinois deputy assigned to a US Marshals task force was shot and killed while trying to serve a warrant in Rockford on Thursday morning, authorities said.

The deputy was identified by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office as Jacob Keltner, who was with the department almost 13 years.

The suspect, Floyd E. Brown, was staying at an extended stay motel in Rockford when police attempted to serve warrants for Brown.

After the shooting, the suspect led police on a chase and has barricaded himself in his vehicle alongside Interstate 55 in Illinois after being cornered by authorities, Illinois State Patrol Trooper Sean Ramsey said.

Law enforcement officers are trying to get him to come out of the vehicle. Brown has opened his door several times but has not left his vehicle, Ramsey said, adding that the process was at a standstill, as the suspect is not communicating with police.

The county had multiple previous altercations serving warrants with this subject, Ramsey said.

The woman inside the hotel room where officers found Brown was wounded by gunfire, Rockford police said. The unidentified woman was hospitalized. Her wound does not appear to have come from a law enforcement officer’s weapon, according to police.

 

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