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Alleged Illinois Cop Killer Located in Northern Indiana

(North Manchester, IN) - A suspect who allegedly gunned down two Illinois police officers Wednesday was apprehended in northern Indiana Friday.


On Wednesday night, officers near Kankakee, Illinois responded to a disturbance at a hotel. Inside a room, they were attacked and shot by two assailants. Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic died from her wounds. The other officer was listed in critical condition following surgery.


A warrant was immediately sought for one of the shooters, 26-year-old Darius Sullivan.


Friday morning US Marshalls and Indiana State Police tracked Sullivan to a residence in North Manchester, Indiana, where he was apprehended. According to State Police Seargent Glen Fifield, numerous weapons and drugs were found there.


A 19-year-old male, also from Kankakee, was taken into custody on weapon and narcotics charges. The other suspect in Wednesday's shooting surrendered to authorities in Illinois Friday afternoon.

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