Suspect in shooting of Illinois deputy arrested

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a suspect in the fatal shooting of an Illinois sheriff’s deputy has been taken into custody.

Illinois State Trooper Sean Ramsey told WGN-TV that 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown was taken into custody hours after his car crashed Thursday afternoon along a central Illinois interstate. State police officials said they attempted to negotiate with him to surrender. However, Ramsey did not explain how Brown was taken into custody.

Brown is alleged to have fatally shot 35-year-old McHenry County Sheriff’s Deputy Jacob Keltner, a 12 1/2-year veteran of the department Thursday morning while helping serve an arrest warrant.

Prosecutors in Winnebago County in central Illinois say they have issued a warrant with $5 million bond against Brown for attempted murder. Officials haven’t said when charges against Brown will be upgraded.

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