It's been one week since the I-90 shooting that claimed the life of 36 year old Lori Daniels. The alleged killer was still at large, until 2 p.m. Sunday.
The search for Kody Walsh started near Rockford last week, and Illinois State Police say it ended near Memphis, Tennessee. Law enforcement near Memphis attempted to capture Walsh during a traffic contact. He fled from officers, and the pursuit was over when his vehicle crashed. Walsh was driving a car with a visible Illinois license plate, and a gun and rounds of ammunition were found inside the vehicle. He was arrested and taken into custody after the accident.
According to Illinois State Police Captain Jim Winters, Kody Walsh's no-bond, first degree murder warrant gives police departments all over the country access to Walsh's name, picture, and details of the crime. That information came in handy after Walsh was arrested. Captain Winters says police in Tennessee saw the warrant in their computer system, and contacted Illinois State Police.
Earlier this week, a possible sighting of Walsh near Lockwood Park turned up no results, but did cause some people living there to worry about their safety. Others, weren't scared at all, and believe they're prepared for situation involving criminals.
"I feel safe because I have a dog, and if somebody breaks in, am I prepared to take care of myself? I hope so. Would I know the right things to do? I think I do." -says Laura Black, a resident who has lived in that neighborhood for 15 years.
State police investigators will begin working with law enforcement in Tennessee and the Winnebago County States Attorney to coordinate the extradition of Walsh to Rockford.
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