FOX LAKE, IL (RNN) – Local, state and federal officials are conducting a massive manhunt in a Chicago suburb after a police officer was killed Tuesday morning.
Despite earlier reports that a suspect is in custody, Fox Lake officials would not comment on whether anyone was in custody.
Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit said off camera that officials would not yet release that information.
The deceased officer was identified by officials as Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, a 32-year veteran who went by the nickname “G.I. Joe.” He was a father of four boys.
Sgt. Christopher Covelli confirmed the officer’s identity, and said the Gliniewicz was killed after a foot chase.
Covelli said in Gliniewicz radioed in a report around 7:52 a.m. of three suspicious individuals near Route 12 and Sayton Road. A foot chase ensued, and a short time later the department lost contact with the officer.
When backup arrived, Gliniewicz was found with a gunshot wound, and his equipment had been stripped.
Covelli said three men were at large, but had no other descriptions.
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