A police officer was killed in the Fox Lake, a suburb of Chicago. A massive manhunt is underway for three suspects – two white and one black. The officer was fatally shot at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. He was chasing three suspects and had radioed in to dispatch for help. Communication ended a few minutes later.
The officer is a 42-year veteran of the force.
It is not clear how much information the officer had given to dispatch before he was killed. The community is under lockdown.
The officer was found “stripped of gun and other equipment in marshy area,” the AP reports.
More from Twitter on police officer killed in Fox Lake:
Police on train tracks and in air as search continues for suspects in Fox Lake officer shooting. pic.twitter.com/P7ErPyZJ70
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) September 1, 2015
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