Officer dead, second in critical condition after Illinois hotel shooting, police say

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By Joe Sutton and Shawn Nottingham, CNN

One of two Illinois police officers gunned down Wednesday after responding to a call about dogs barking in a hotel parking lot has died, the Bradley Police Department said in a press release.

A second officer is in critical condition and was undergoing surgery, police said. The names of the officers were not disclosed.

Police responded to a Comfort Inn after a report of “dogs barking in an unattended vehicle that was parked in the parking lot,” the press release said.

“Upon arrival, officers located a vehicle and a room inside the hotel where the eventual owner of the vehicle was staying. The agents engaged in conversation with the subjects in the room and during the conversation, the agents were attacked by the subjects occupying the room… the two agents were shot, ”the statement said.

Police said they were looking for at least two people. An arrest warrant has been issued for a Darius D. Sullivan in connection with the case, the press release said. A reward of $ 10,000 is offered for information.

Bradley is approximately 60 miles south of Chicago.

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