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ROCKFORD (WREX) — A deputy working for the U.S. Marshals has died after he was shot while serving a warrant at an extended stay hotel in Rockford.
Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner died Thursday afternoon. He was working with a joint task force with the U.S. Marshals, working to a serve a warrant to a suspect. That suspect, identified as Floyd Brown, opened fire and shot Deputy Keltner.
The shooting happened around 9 a.m. at the Extended Stay America Hotel at 747 N. Bell School Road.
Police believe Brown shot through a third story window in to the parking lot of the hotel. They say he used a rifle, opened fire, and then jumped out of the third story window and left the scene.
Authorities say U.S. Marshals were there to serve a warrant to Brown, who is wanted on several warrants in several counties in Illinois. They say he is a Springfield area resident, but was staying at the hotel in Rockford. The shooting occurred from inside the hotel, but the Marshal was outside when he was struck by gunfire.
They say another woman was in the room at the time. She was also injured by gunfire, but authorities say they believe officers did not fire their weapons. More details on this are unclear at this time.
Law enforcement from across the region responded to the area.
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
BREAKING: MASSIVE scene at N. Bell School and State. Police are at the Extended Stay America hotel. pic.twitter.com/1IJlEdJVg5
— James Stratton (@JamesStrattonTV) March 7, 2019
Police are stationed at a the Extended Stay America Hotel, with media staging at Giovanni’s. Another media briefing is expected at 10:45 a.m.
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