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[Updated] Fox Lake Manhunt Is On Following Fatal Shooting Of A Police Officer

By Marielle Shaw in News on Sep 1, 2015 8:41PM

Crime scene tape (Photo by LukaTDB via Shutterstock)

An officer on routine patrol in north suburban Fox Lake was shot and killed Tuesday while investigating 'suspicious activity,' according to the Tribune today. The officer had radioed that he was in foot pursuit of three suspects and was not heard from again. Police officers arriving at the scene found the officer stripped of his gear and gun. He died at the scene.

Updated 5:00 p.m.: CNN has retracted their report that one suspect is in custody. Three suspects are still at large, according to authorities.
Updated 4:00 p.m.: One suspect is in custody in the shooting, CNN reports.

The slain officer is Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, also known on the force he served with for 32 years as "G.I. Joe," according to reports. Gliniewicz was married with four children.

SWAT Teams, helicopters and K-9 units were dispatched to find the suspected shooters, a black male and two white males. Local schools are on lockdown, Metra has been busing riders from the Ingleside station, and some businesses remain closed.

At this time, the suspects have not been apprehended and a search is still underway. According to the Tribune, Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose is encouraging anyone in the area to "call 911 if they see anybody in their area that doesn't belong or doesn't look right."