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Police: Gunman dead after killing 1, injuring 2 at Illinois motel

Police were in a standoff with an active shooting suspect barricaded inside a Super 8 motel in Rockford, Illinois, on Sunday morning. (Source: WTVO/CNN)
Police were in a standoff with an active shooting suspect barricaded inside a Super 8 motel in Rockford, Illinois, on Sunday morning. (Source: WTVO/CNN)(GIM)
Published: May. 17, 2020 at 4:06 AM AKDT
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Rockford Police were engaged in an hours-long standoff with an active shooting suspect barricaded inside a Super 8 motel Sunday morning.

Police said they were called to the motel shortly after midnight.

Rockford Police Chief Dan O’Shea said they discovered a man was killed and two women were injured. The women were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The motel was evacuated as the standoff ensued. Police exchanged gunfire with the suspect during the standoff.

Police wrote in a tweet at 6:44 a.m. CST that the suspect had been found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Copyright 2020 WTVO via CNN. All rights reserved. Gray Media Group, Inc. contributed to this report.

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