-Rockford Police Deputy Chief John Pozzi said the deputy was assigned to a U.S. Marshals Service task force that was serving an arrest warrant on 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown at the Extended Stay America hotel in Rockford around 9:15 a.m. Thursday.
-Shots were fired both inside Brown’s third-floor hotel room and in the hotel parking lot.
-The deputy was shot in the parking lot.
-The police later discovered a female acquaintance of Brown’s had been shot inside the hotel room.
-Officers fired no shots during the encounter with Brown at the hotel, and said Brown’s shots injured the woman.
-The wounded deputy has not been named by authorities, pending notification of his family.
-He was taken to Mercy Health Javon Bea Hospital in critical condition.
-Brown is wanted on arrest warrants in Sangamon, Champaign, and McLean counties; as well as a parole violation warrant from the Illinois Department of Corrections.
-Winnebago County State’s Attorney Marilyn Hite Ross said prosecutors obtained an arrest warrant for Brown on a charge of attempted murder following today’s shooting.