Federal murder charges filed in death of Illinois deputy

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man faces federal murder charges in the shooting death of a sheriff’s deputy that led to an hourslong standoff with police along an interstate.

Floyd E. Brown is scheduled to appear in court Monday in Rockford, where prosecutors say he fatally shot a deputy working with a U.S. Marshal’s Service fugitive task force serving Brown an arrest warrant.

The Chicago Tribune reports Brown remained hospitalized Friday. Brown also faces first-degree murder charges in Winnebago County.

Brown is accused of fatally shooting 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner. Police say Brown then fled in a vehicle south before it crashed and the standoff began. It ended with Brown in custody.

Court documents show police found other firearms, weapons and ammunition in the hotel where Brown was staying.


Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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