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Illinois deputy killed on the job identified

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Posted at 4:13 PM, Mar 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-07 17:13:25-05

A sheriff's department spokesman says an Illinois deputy shot while helping to serve an arrest w arrant at a hotel has died.

McHenry County Sheriff's Department Chief David Dezane says the deputy was pronounced dead Thursday afternoon.

The sheriff's deputy killed has been identified as 35-year-old Jacob Keltner, a 12 1/2-year veteran of department.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker sent a tweet expressing condolences to the deputy's family members.

The suspect, 39-year-old Floyd E. Brown, was in his car that crashed Thursday afternoon along a central Illinois interstate. Illinois State Police officials said they were trying to negotiate with him.

Police say Brown fled the Rockford hotel earlier Thursday after shooting the McHenry County sheriff's deputy who was assigned to a fugitive task force serving Brown with an arrest warrant. Police described the injured woman as an acquaintance of Brown and said she was injured by one of his rounds.