BRADLEY, Ill. — A prosecutor says a police officer fatally shot last
week at a northern Illinois hotel pleaded for her life before a man
allegedly shot her to death with her own gun after she was disarmed
during a struggle.
Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe said Monday during a bond
hearing for 26-year-old Xandria Harris, that her co-defendant,
25-year-old Darius Sullivan, had his own gun when he first shot Bradley
Officer Tyler Bailey in the head after he and Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic
knocked on the pair’s hotel room door.
Rowe says Sullivan and Harris then disarmed Rittmanic and shot her
with her own gun. He says the encounter was captured on Rittmanic’s body
Both are charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for both of them.