A jury on Friday convicted a man of a federal murder charge in the shooting death of a northern Illinois sheriff’s deputy.
Floyd E. Brown, 42, of Springfield, was convicted of the second degree murder of Jacob Keltner, attempted murder of a federal officer, assault and weapons. He was acquitted of first degree murder.
Keltner, 35, was a McHenry County deputy working with a U.S. Marshal’s Service Fugitive Task Force serving Brown with an arrest warrant when he was killed March 7, 2019. Brown was wanted in a series burglaries in the downstate.
Brown testified on Thursday, admitting he fired his AK-47 assault rifle through his hotel room door after hearing the sound of a cocked gun when the task force knocked on the door .
Prosecutors said he then jumped out of a third-story window and shot Keltner, who was positioned outside.