U.S. Marshals deputy shot serving warrant at Rockford hotel

Staff Report

ROCKFORD  — A deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service has been shot at the Extended Stay America Hotel, 747 N. Bell School Road.

Authorities say the shooting occurred at around 9 a.m., Thursday.

U.S. Marshals Spokeswoman Belkis Cantor Sandoval says the officer was on duty and working with a regional task force when the shooting occurred. They were attempting to arrest 39-year-old Floyd Brown, of Springfield.

Police say after opening fire on the marshals, Brown fled the area in a gray or silver Mercury Grand Marquis with a Illinois license plate number of BFI3112. Brown is believed to be armed and dangerous.

The Rock River Times will have more on this story as it develops.

This story has been updated.

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