A pregnant mother-of-three wanted for killing one police officer and wounding another has been arrested in Illinois.
Xandria Harris, 26, of Bradley, Illinois, turned herself in at the Bradley Police Department at around 4pm on Friday afternoon in connection to the shooting of the two officers at a motel on 29 December, according to Illinois State Police.
Ms Harris surrendered to authorities in the presence of her attorney just hours after a man also suspected in the shooting was arrested in Indiana.
Darius Sullivan, 26, was taken into custody without incident at a home in North Manchester, police said.
Multiple law enforcement agencies joined a huge multi-state manhunt to search for the two suspects after they went on the run following Wednesday’s fatal shooting.
The shooting unfolded when officers were called to reports of a noise complaint that dogs were barking in an unattended vehicle in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn in the 1500 block of North State Highway 50 on Wednesday, police said.
Bradley Police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic, 49, and her partner Officer Tyler Bailey, 27, responded to the scene at the motel at around 9:40pm.
The two officers entered the motel and located the room where the owner of the vehicle was believed to be staying.
Police said the officers were speaking to the people inside when the individuals opened fire, shooting both Sgt. Rittmanic and Officer Tyler.
The officers were both rushed to hospital where Sgt. Rittmanic died from her injuries.
“What are you in for?”
“I locked my dogs in the car in the night and the neighbors called the police to complain that they were barking, so I shot at the cops.”
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