ROCKFORD, Ill. – A manhunt was underway in Rockford, Illinois, after a deputy assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service was shot while serving warrants Thursday at an Extended Stay hotel, police said.
Rockford Police Lt. Andre Brass said officers from multiple agencies were searching for Floyd Brown, 45, who had been staying at the Extended Stay America in Rockford when a team of officers served multiple warrants.
Brass said Brown shot the officer with a rifle. Brown should be considered armed and dangerous, Brass said.
“There’s an active shooter over there,” a woman standing outside Comfort Inn in Rockford calls out. Media staging at Giovanni’s pic.twitter.com/AUjreaA5ed
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The condition of the wounded officer was not immediately known, Brass said.
Numerous police vehicles descended on the scene, reported USA Today.
RPD officers are on scene investigating an active shooter situation at the extended stay off N. Bell School Rd. Please avoid the area.
— RockfordILPolice (@RockfordPD) March 7, 2019
Extended Stay America has more than 600 locations across the nation. The suites, which include kitchens, are booked by the day, week or month.
Brown has been captured, but the wounded deputy, Jacob Keltner, passed away. Read the report here.