Police investigate a shooting at an Illinois hotel. (WBBM)
A deputy assigned to a U.S. Marshals task force was shot during an operation at an Illinois hotel Thursday, police said.
The person was a local officer assigned to the U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force, police said. The agency was serving a warrant at an Extended Stay America in Rockford when the suspect allegedly shot the officer with what police believe was a rifle.
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Police descend on the scene outside an Illinois hotel. (WBBM)
The officer’s identity and condition were not immediately released.
The suspect was identified as Floyd Brown, who was wanted for an armed robbery that took place in Bloomington, according to Heart of Illinois ABC. Police said he was still on the loose and is considered to be armed and dangerous.
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Police have asked residents to avoid the area as dozens of police cars aligned the roads around the hotel.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in a statement on Twitter that he urged residents in the surrounding area to make sure they’re listening to law enforcement and he sent his prayers to the family of the officer.
Fox News’ Ruth Ravve contributed to this report.
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