Officer shot, killed in Illinois; manhunt underway for three suspects

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FOX LAKE, Ill. -- A police officer has died after being shot about 60 miles north of Chicago on Tuesday, sources tell WGN.

The officer has been identified as 32-year veteran Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz with the Fox Lake Police Department.

Joe Gliniewicz Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Department

Joe Gliniewicz
Credit: Lake County Sheriff's Department

According to WGN, he was supposed to retire last month but the chief, who stepped down, asked him to stay on for one more month.

The officer's gun and pepper spray were taken during an altercation, according to police.

Officers are now searching for three suspects, two white men and a black male, in connection with the shooting.

Multiple helicopters and K9s are searching near Rollins Road between Washington Avenue and Route 59.

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