By The Chicago Times Staff
December 31, 2021
BRADLEY, IL – Four suspects in connection with the murder and wounding of police officers at a hotel in Bradley Illinois have been arrested.
According to Bradley police, Darius D Sullivan, 25, wanted in connection to the shooting, was taken into on Friday at about 9 a.m. in Indiana.
Bradley police also released a statement that Xandia A. Harris, 26, had surrendered at the Bradley Police Department later Friday around 4 p.m. and was then turned over to the Illinois State Police.
According to Bradley police, the events of Wednesday evening’s shooting began when Bradley police Sergeant Marlene Rittmanic, 49, was shot and murdered while responding to a call of barking dogs trapped in a car located in the parking lot of the Comfort Inn located in the 1500 block of North State Highway 50. Rittmanic’s partner, Tyler Bailey, 27, was wounded by gunfire.
When Rittmanic and Bailey interviewed the alleged owners of the car in a hotel room, the two suspects attacked and shot the two officers. Both Rittmanic and Bailey were taken to an area hospital where Rittmanic was pronounced dead. Officer Bailey suffered severe head injuries and is listed in critical condition.
According to police, two other suspects have been arrested in connection to the brutal shooting on Thursday. Nichele Newton-Carroll, 43, and Jelman Sullivan, 21, have been charged with obstructing justice and leaving the state in connection to a crime.
Photo: Illinois State Police