Police Arrest Man, Search For Another Suspect Linked to Shooting of Bradley Police Officers

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Illinois State Police arrested a man Friday morning in connection with the shooting of two Kankakee County police officers and continue to search for another suspect.

At approximately 9 a.m., ISP officers said 25-year-old Darius Sullivan, who is suspected of shooting and killing a Bradley police officer inside of a hotel, was apprehended and is in police custody.

Police continued to search for 26-year-old Xandria Harris and encouraged anyone with information related to Harris' whereabouts.

Indiana State Police and a SWAT team searched a house in the 1000 block of Bond Street in North Manchester Friday morning, police said.

On Wednesday night, multiple law enforcement agencies are offering rewards for information that leads to the arrest of the man suspected of shooting and killing a Kankakee County police officer, and critically injuring another.

According to police, officers in Bradley received a noise complaint at the Comfort Inn hotel in the 1500 block of Illinois Route 50 Wednesday evening. When officers arrived, they initiated a conversation with the suspects, and at least one of the suspects then opened fire, striking both officers.

Bradley Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic was transported to an area hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Officer Tyler Bailey was critically wounded, and remains hospitalized Thursday.

Authorities have described Sullivan as armed and dangerous, and have asked anyone with information on his whereabouts to call 911 immediately. Those with tips can also call the ISP at 815-698-2672, or CrimeStoppers at 813-93-CRIME. Callers can remain anonymous.

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