The local state’s attorney in the case of a shooting that left one Illinois police officer dead and another injured said he would seek the federal death penalty.

Kankakee County, Illinois State’s Attorney Jim Rowe submitted an official request to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois and to the U.S. Attorney General to review the first-degree murder cases pending against Darius D. Sullivan, 26, of Bourbonnais, Illinois, and Xandria A. Harris, 26, of Bradley, Illinois, for federal murder charges, and to pursue a federal sentence of death against both defendants.

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