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Rockford Shooting Suspect In Custody, Facing 1st Degree Murder Charge

A suspect is in custody and facing a charge of first degree murder in connection with the killing of a deputy in Rockford, Illinois.  Deputy Jacob Keltner was with a U.S. Marshals task force that was attempting to arrest suspect Floyd Brown at a hotel when Brown allegedly shot him.  Keltner later died from his injuries.  Brown fled the scene and crashed his car, leading to a standoff.  After hours of negotiation, he surrendered peacefully.  Brown now faces a federal murder charge that could result in the death penalty.

Family, friends and colleagues are mourning after a McHenry County sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed by a fugitive at a Rockford hotel. Authorities say Deputy Jacob Keltner was working yesterday with a U.S. Marshals Service task force to serve an arrest warrant on Floyd Brown at the Extended Stay America when Brown shot him. The married father of two died later at the hospital and Brown was arrested following a high-speed chase and standoff along I-55 near Lincoln, Illinois. McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said Keltner was loved and respected by all his colleagues and will be sorely missed.

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