Arrests made in shooting death of Illinois police sergeant

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Arrests made in shooting death of Illinois police sergeant

Police have made an arrest in Wednesday’s shooting death of an Illinois police sergeant and wounding of a second cop.

Two people were taken into custody Friday morning in Indiana in the ambush attack on Bradley Police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic and her partner, Police Officer Tyler Bailey, ABC affiliate WLS-TV reported.

Rittmanic, 49, was shot dead and Bailey, 27, was critically injured when the two cops responded to a report of dogs barking in a car at a Comfort Inn motel in Illinois, police said.

Bailey was clinging to life Friday, the outlet said.

Cops launched a massive manhunt after the shooting for alleged gunman Darius D. Sullivan, 25, and 26-year-old Xandria Harris, who was sought as “a person of interest” in the case.

Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic
Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic was gunned down on Wednesday.
Bradley Police Dept.

Authorities offered a $25,000 reward for the arrest of Sullivan, who is sought on a warrant on six counts of murder.

Police said the two suspects were collared near Manchester, Indiana.

According to WPTA-TV, SWAT teams surrounded the house, near Manchester University, and witnesses reported several people coming out with their hands up.

Police have scheduled a press conference for later on Friday.

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