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Suspect identified in Super 8 Motel deadly shooting, standoff

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WATCH LIVE: Rockford Police update on deadly Super 8 hotel standoff, update on other criminal investigations

Posted by WREX-TV on Monday, May 18, 2020

ROCKFORD (WREX) — The Rockford Police Department released the name of the suspect who allegedly killed one person before an hours long standoff over the weekend.

Police identified the suspect as Antonio Wilson, 35, of Freeport.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O'Shea says police were called for a domestic case, which then turned into a shots fired call.

Chief O'Shea says when officers arrived on scene, they did not know the suspect, later identified as Wilson, was still on scene.

Police say Wilson fired at officers and was using a high powered weapon which was able to shoot through walls. Chief O'Shea says five different Rockford police officers returned fire at the suspect.

Police believe Wilson died from a self-inflected gunshot wound, but authorities are still investigating.

No officers were hit by gunfire or injured. All five officers who fired their weapons are now on administrative leave while authorities investigate the incident.

A 19-year-old was killed, but has not been identified by the Winnebago County's Office yet.

Two women were also shot and are in the hospital. Chief Dan O'Shea says both women are in critical condition. One woman is from Freeport while the other is from Rockford, according to police.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

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