Gov. JB Pritzker tweeted, “The people of Illinois join the family of the fallen officer in mourning his loss, and with our deepest gratitude for his courageous service.”
Illinois State Police in Logan County also confirmed his death around 2:30 p.m. Wedneday.
However, as of 3:10 p.m. Thursday, Rockford Police are not confirming the death of the deputy. The Police Department posted the following on Facebook: “We understand there has been information circulating that suggests the deputy involved in the incident this morning is now deceased. We are not confirming that information and it did not come from the Rockford Police Department.”
The shooting happened around 9 a.m. when U.S. Marshals were serving a warrant at the Extended Stay America Hotel at 747 N. Bell School Road.
They say a deputy with McHenry County Sheriff’s Office was working on behalf of a joint task for with the U.S. Marshals. The suspect, 39-year-old Floyd Brown has been stopped by ISP on Interstate 55 in Logan County. He is still in the vehicle and negotiations are ongoing. He is considered armed and dangerous.