The Latest: Deputy in critical condition after shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local):

1:45 p.m.

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy is in critical condition and a woman suffered a non-life-threatening gunshot wound in a shooting at a northern Illinois hotel.

The suspect, 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown, was in his car that crashed Thursday afternoon along a central Illinois interstate. Illinois State Police officials said they were trying to negotiate with him.

Police say Brown fled the Rockford hotel earlier Thursday after shooting the McHenry County sheriff’s deputy who was assigned to a fugitive task force serving Brown with an arrest warrant. Police described the injured woman as an acquaintance of Brown and said she was injured by one of his rounds.

Prosecutors in Winnebago County have issued an arrest warrant for Brown on an attempted murder charge with a bond of $5 million.


1 p.m.

Police say a man suspected of shooting an officer at a northern Illinois hotel before fleeing has crashed his vehicle along an interstate about 170 miles (273.5 kilometers) away.

Trooper Sean Ramsey tells WGN-TV that police have several officers and a negotiator at the crash scene. Illinois State Police say the suspect is inside his vehicle and troopers have down Interstate 55 in both directions.

Authorities say the suspect, 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown, shot an officer earlier Thursday at a hotel in Rockford as a fugitive task force tried to serve an arrest warrant. He then fled in a vehicle and drove south.

Police have said they believe Brown has a rifle and is considered “armed and dangerous.”


12:20 p.m.

Police in northern Illinois say they believe a man suspected of shooting an officer at a Rockford hotel has left the area.

Rockford police Lt. Andre Brass identified the suspect as 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown.

Police say he fled the Extended Stay America hotel in Rockford after shooting an officer who was part of a regional fugitive task force trying to serve a search warrant. The officer was taken to the hospital but his condition hasn’t been released.

Brass says police believe Brown has a rifle and is to be considered “armed and dangerous.” Brass didn’t know what direction Brown fled in.


11:05 a.m.

Police say a gunman has fled an Illinois hotel after shooting an officer who was part of a task force trying to serve an arrest warrant.

Rockford police Lt. Andre Brass says the suspect was wanted on several warrants when the regional fugitive task moved in Thursday. Brass says the suspect fled in a vehicle after the shooting.

Brass says investigators believe the suspect is still armed. He says: “We just want to end this situation peacefully with his surrender.”

Rockford is about 80 miles (129 kilometers) northwest of downtown Chicago.


10:50 a.m.

Authorities say an officer has been shot at a hotel in northern Illinois.

The U.S. Marshals Service says the shooting occurred Thursday morning at a hotel in Rockford. Spokeswoman Belkis Cantor Sandoval says the officer was on-duty and working with a regional task force when the shooting occurred.

She didn’t immediately have details but said more information was forthcoming.

Local media is reporting that Rockford police are responding to an active shooter at a hotel.

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