Rockford shooting

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Red and blue lights flashed for miles in Rockford Thursday night as police officers and firefighters from across the region took part in a procession across the city. They accompanied the body of a McHenry County Deputy Sheriff from the hospital where he died to the coroner’s office.

Bloomington Police Department

The man accused of the murder of a McHenry County Deputy Sheriff in Rockford Thursday will be returned to Winnebago County to face charges.

Floyd E. Brown, 39, is charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of Deputy Jacob Keltner, who died Thursday afternoon in a Rockford hospital. Keltner was working with a fugitive task force from the U.S. Marshals office as they tried to serve a warrant on Brown, a Springfield resident who was staying at the Extended Stay America hotel on Rockford’s east side.

Guy Stephens

The suspect in Thursday's shooting of a sheriff's deputy at a Rockford hotel surrendered to police after several hours of negotiations. Floyd E. Brown, a central Illinois resident, crashed his car near Lincoln, Ill., then barricaded himself inside while Illinois State Police negotiators maintained contact with him. He is expected to be brought back to Winnebago County, where he faces first-degree murder charges. He is also facing federal first-degree murder charges, which make him eligible for the death penalty.

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The man accused of shooting three people in a party bus in Rockford last weekend has turned himself in. Police say 22-year-old Raheem D. King of Rockford turned himself in Wednesday afternoon around  5:00. His girlfriend, Lakeacia Kizart, 21, surrendered to police an hour later.