Breaking News!!: Fox Lake, IL: Manhunt underway for suspects in deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer.

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Breaking News!!: Fox Lake, IL: Manhunt underway for suspects in deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer.

A manhunt is underway in far north suburban of Fox Lake, Illinois for at least 3 suspects in a deadly shooting of a Fox Lake Police Department Officer at around 7:52am CT on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015.

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, a Fox Lake Police Department Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, was shot and killed while responding to a call of 3 suspicious people near Route 12 and Sayton Road in Fox Lake, Illinois.

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According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was a 32 year veteran of the force and a married father of 4 children.

Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz went by Joe, and was nicknamed “G.I. Joe” by many in the community.

Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said, “Today Fox Lake didn’t just lose a family member, I lost a very dear friend.” 

According to the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the suspects are described as 2 white males and a black male, and should be considered armed and dangerous.

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Local authorities continue to search a wooded area near the scene on foot and by helicopter.

Canine units were brought in from various jurisdictions, including McHenry County.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents and U.S. Marshals are also assisting in the search.

Authorities are unsure if the suspects are together or have split up.

Rollins Road is closed from Route 59 to Grand Avenue. Investigators also blocked off part of the frontage road leading to U.S. Highway 12.

According to Metra Officials, service on the Milwaukee District-North Line has resumed between Long Lake and Fox Lake. but, the Ingleside station remains closed until further notice. Riders are urged to listen to platform announcement for train locations.

Grant Community High School was put on hard lockdown shortly after the incident occurred.

According to Superintendent Christy Sefcik, the school went on lockdown around 8:30am CT and all students and staff are being kept away from exterior glass and out of view.

School was supposed to let out at 3:10pm CT but dismissal time was pushed back per law enforcement orders, with students being released one by one directly to their parents.

Students said they spent the day in the dark away from windows, but were able to text their parents for updates.

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