CHICAGO (CBS) — Prayers were held at a Morgan Park church Monday night for Bradley, Illinois police Sgt. Marlene Rittmanic, who was murdered in a hotel last month, and Officer Tyler Bailey, who was shot and critically wounded in the same incident.
Law enforcement members joined 19th Ward neighbors for a prayer vigil at St. Cajetan Church, 2445 W. 112th St. They also prayed for all first responders.READ MORE: Bears Hire Colts Defensive Coordinator Matt Eberflus As New Head Coach
Rittmanic, 49, was shot and killed on Dec. 30 after responding to a call of dogs barking in an unattended car at the Comfort Inn hotel at 1500 N. Illinois Highway 50 in Bradley.READ MORE: Pair Charged In Murder Of 8-Year-Old Melissa Ortega Denied Bail; Accused Teen Gunman Committed Three Previous Carjackings, Prosecutors Say
Darius Sullivan, 25, and Xandria Harris, 26, both stand charged in the shooting in late December.MORE NEWS: Chicago Weather Alert: Winter Storm Watch On The Way
Last week, Kankakee County State’s Attorney Jim Rowe submitted an official request to the U.S. Attorney for the Central District of Illinois to review the first-degree murder cases against Sullivan and Harris for possible federal charges, and to pursue a federal death sentence for both defendants.