Bradley officer killed: Darius D Sullivan in custody; woman at large after Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic fatally shot, partner wounded

BRADLEY, Ill. (WLS) — 2 individuals were nabbed Friday early morning in Indiana after one law enforcement officer was eliminated and another was seriously hurt in the line of task Wednesday night in the south residential areas.

ABC Fort Wayne affiliate WPTA validated 2 individuals linked to a Bradley cops shooting have actually been nabbed in North Manchester, Indiana.

They were nabbed from a house in the 1000-block of Bond Street.

Illinois State Cops stated Darius D. Sullivan, 25, of Bourbonnais was nabbed about 9 a.m. Plans are being made to transfer Sullivan back to Kankakee County.

Cops are still inquiring on 26-year-old Xandria Harris of Bradley.

It was not right away clear who else was nabbed Friday early morning.

Bradley cops Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic and her partner reacted to a call Wednesday night of pet dogs barking in an ignored vehicle in the parking area at the Convenience Inn off of Path 50, the Kankakee County Constable’s Workplace stated. They went to the hotel space where the vehicle’s owner was remaining when cops state individuals inside the space started assaulting the 2 officers, shooting them.

Rittmanic, 49, was eliminated, and her partner, 27-year-old Tyler Bailey, was terribly harmed. Bailey was carried to Christ Health center in Oak Yard, where he went through surgical treatment for extreme head injuries, and stayed in extremely crucial condition Thursday at Supporter Christ Medical Center in Oak Yard.

The constable’s workplace was using a $25,000 benefit for details that caused Sullivan’s arrest.

An arrest warrant was released for Sullivan and Harris, according to Illinois State Cops. Harris is thought to have actually remained in the space with Sullivan at the time of the shooting.

Anybody with details about the suspects is advised to call the Illinois State Cops Hotline at 815-698-2315. Tipsters can likewise stay confidential by calling that number or CrimeStoppers at (815) 93-CRIME.

“Please keep the officers, their families and the Bradley Police Department in your thoughts and prayers,” the constable’s workplace stated.

The Kankakee County neighborhood is now coming together to grieve and discover strength in the after-effects of this awful catastrophe.

“My son’s a Bradley police officer and he was supposed to be on shift last night, and he took his last vacation day,” Jackie Hammond stated. “So we are grateful, but again, it’s bittersweet.”

The event appeared to have actually been separated, and cops think there is no additional risk to the neighborhood.

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Pals and neighborhood members grieved the loss as regional homeowners hung blue ribbons and indications around town thanking the sergeant for her sacrifice. Purple bunting embellished the Bradley police headquarters as the flag outside flew at half-mast.

“Just to remember the best cop ever with Bradley PD,” Jacqueline Jackson stated, holding a homemade indication.

Numerous individuals lined up in silence to honor Rittmanic throughout a procession that went through the neighborhoods of Bradley, Kankakee and Bourbonnais.

“We never think much about these guys running around taking care of us until this happens, but I’m just glad to see the turnout and support,” stated Doug Brown, who pertained to pay his aspects.

“The people that are here to protect us have been taken from us, and it’s just not right,” Carol Chapman included.

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Rittmanic very first ended up being an officer in 2000 with the Iroquois County Constable’s Department. She had actually been with the Bradley Cops Department for 14 years, and her niece stated she was simply 5 years far from retirement. She leaves her other half, Lynette Stua.

The last time a police officer was eliminated in the line of task in Kankakee County was 1996.

“We are a community and we’re here for one another through good and bad, but tragedy seems to bring it out of everyone,” Chapman stated.

Kankakee Mayor Chris Curtis launched a declaration on the event on Facebook, stating:

Our hearts are heavy and filled with grief for our surrounding City and their cops department. On behalf of the City of Kankakee we provide our prayers to the household, pals and colleagues of the fallen Bradley policemans. We likewise supply constant prayer for the healing of the other Bradley officer.

“In this difficult time for our region we ask God to provide healing and comfort needed for our communities, all the law enforcement brothers and sisters and the first responders at this difficult time.

“As Mayor of the City of Kankakee, I promise all of our assistance and help in any method possible that Town of Bradley may require or demand.”

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