Police hunt for 3 suspects after officer killed in Illinois

The officer was killed while chasing three men Tuesday, Sept. 1 in northern Illinois. (Photo courtesy CNN via MGN Online.)

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) –

9:45 p.m. – Authorities scoured a northern Illinois county after night fell in the search for three people wanted in the fatal shooting of a police officer.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Christopher Covelli says helicopters will fly overnight and about 100 officers will search in and around Fox Lake for the suspects in Tuesday morning’s shooting of Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz.

Authorities say the 52-year-old Gliniewicz radioed in to tell dispatchers he was chasing three men on foot in the village of Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. Covell says communication with him was lost soon after.

Authorities say the 30-year veteran was married with four children.

3:30 p.m. – Authorities have identified the suburban Chicago police officer who was shot to death after chasing three men on foot.

Mayor Donny Schmit says that Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz had been with the Fox Lake Police Department for three decades and was the father of four sons.

The 52-year-old Gliniewicz was killed Tuesday morning in the small community about 55 miles north of Chicago. After the shooting, scores of police officers from local, state and federal law enforcement agencies scoured the area in search of the three suspects. Helicopters searched from the air and officers used bloodhounds to search on the ground.

Authorities urged residents to stay inside and had schools on lockdown.

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