This story is developing.
Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer was shot and killed while pursuing a group of suspicious men.
In fox lake ill. Officer shot and killed. Three suspects at large pic.twitter.com/I0HVoDugJC— Myra Sanchick (@myrasanchick) September 1, 2015
MANHUNT: Police flying low in search for 3 men who are armed and dangerous in Fox Lake. Focusing on wooded area. pic.twitter.com/589AxHhZG3
Lake County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli says the officer radioed in Tuesday morning to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot, but communication with him was lost shortly after. Covelli says the officer's backup arrived to found him injured with a gunshot wound and that the officer died at the scene. He was killed in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago.
The #manhunt in #illinois where an #officer was shot.@RobElgasABC7 @Star1055 pic.twitter.com/PtvaLrlHvt— Joe Cicero (@radiojoecicero) September 1, 2015
Undersheriff Raymond Rose tells the Chicago Tribune that he was stripped of his gun and other equipment. Published media reports say the officer was a 32-year veteran of the force.
At a press conference, Rose said a perimeter has been set up and the suspects were all male, one black and two white. He added, “If (residents) see anybody in their area … that doesn’t belong or doesn’t look right, they should call 911."
The #FoxLake, IL police officer killed Tuesday was a 32-year veteran of the force, #CNN has learned. #BREAKING— sgallman (@sgallman) September 1, 2015
Law enforcement officers are conducting a massive manhunt with helicopters, dogs and officers on foot. Nearby Grant Community High School has been locked down and commuter rail service has been disrupted.
Source: AP & Mashable