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.

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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.

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Darius Sullivan, 25, and Xandria Harris, 26, both stand charged in the shooting in late December.

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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.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff