The suspect in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy Thursday at a hotel in Rockford, Illinois, has now been taken into custody after barricading himself in his car following a high-speed chase, Illinois State Police confirmed to ABC News.
The suspect, identified as Floyd E. Brown, 39, lost control of his vehicle during the chase and careened off Interstate 55 between Bloomington and Springfield and crashed into a ravine, said Master Sgt. Sam Thomas of the Illinois State Police. He then barricaded himself in his car Thursday afternoon.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office confirmed on Twitter that the deputy wounded in the shooting had died. Deputy Jacob Keltner was a member of the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and assigned to the U.S. Marshalls Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, the sheriff’s office said.
“We regret to inform you that shortly after 3:30 p.m. [Central time] today Deputy Jacob Keltner has passed away,” the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.