2 police officers shot, 1 fatally, in Illinois hotel

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New York Daily News

One police officer was killed and another was seriously injured while responding to a complaint about barking dogs at an Illinois Comfort Inn. Bradley police sergeant Marlene Rittmanic was shot dead Wednesday night when she and another office, who has not been identified, went to a hotel room they reportedly believed was being occupied by the dogs’ owner. According to WGN, the officers engaged several people in conversation, then gunfire erupted. Both cops were rushed to a hospital roughly 60 miles south of Chicago, where the violence occurred. Rittmanic, 49, was declared dead. The other offic…

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