Illinois police officer shot and killed; hunt on for 3 suspects

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  1. af1nike

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    (CNN)An Illinois police officer was shot and killed in Lake County on Tuesday, authorities said, and search is on for three suspects.

    Law enforcement on foot and in helicopters are combing the area, said Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Christopher Covelli.

    The shooting happened about 10 minutes before 8 a.m. local time, according to the sergeant. The slain officer worked for Fox Lake Police, a community of about 60,000 people within Lake County.

    The officer radioed that he was "out with three suspects," according to Cavelli.

    The officer described them as two white men and one black man, he told CNN. Radio communication dropped off and backup officers were sent. They found the officer with a gunshot wound.

    Canine units have also been dispatched, and residents have been asked to remain inside their homes and businesses, he said. Some schools have been placed on lockdown, he said.

    "We asked residents to report any suspicious activity they happen to see, whether they think it's something minor or major and to keep an eye out for these three individuals," Covelli said.


    http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/01/us/illinois-police-officer-shot/index.html
     
  2. mr marcus

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    damn that's like 3-4 the past few weeks....don't know the average of them getting killed so maybe this is the norm 
     
  3. sea manup

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    seems like this type of stuff has always happened all the time

    now every time it happens it makes the national news 
     
  4. flyny

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    Smh RIP

    I already know that this thread is going to take a turn for the worse though :{
     
  5. ybyb20

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    interesting 2 white males and a black male, I wonder how the media will spin this story
     
  6. RustyShackleford

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    All depends on the race of the suspects in both case |I
     
  7. diego

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    Watching on the news and this **** is a pretty big deal.
    Whole area is on lockdown and swarmed by law enforcement.
    I wonder if they even know what the 3 suspects look like.
    All they have is 2 white and 1 black male.
     
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  8. dathbgboy

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    At least we know that when the perps are caught (because we all know they will be), the cop will get justice.
     
  9. RustyShackleford

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    Google says around 146 a year. So one every few days
     
  10. sckid20

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    Nvmnd
     
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  11. gwap

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    you had to watch the news to know that a dead cop would be a pretty big deal huh.
     
  12. cedric ceballos

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    the two white guys were good 'kids' who were manipulated by the black guy and went down the wrong path.  the black guy was the brains behind the operation and the white guys were forced to partake.

    does that sound about right?
     
  13. diego

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    Had to watch the news to learn that the suspects were still on the loose and that this happened in a fairly well populated area where there are major highways, trains, and wooded areas.
    Also learned that the whole town is practically on lockdown while this manhunt takes place.

    Did you know all this from reading a headline?
     
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  14. ace rawstein

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    Thread title should def be updated. Dude turned out to have committed suicide. they are holding a press conference. Just crazy.

    And the fact some people were trying to connect this to the so called war on police and black lives matter movement.

    News media should blast this story and all the fallout and money and resources wasted.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...fficer-ruled-suicide-report-article-1.2422686
     
  15. jjs07

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    :eek

    Holy ****...what a twist!
     
  16. 1c3m4m

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    Wow, cant believe everything on the internet
     
  17. lionblood

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    RIP seems like it's open season for cops.
     
  18. wr

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    Couldn't wait for a chance to prove you are a good boy. Nevermind the update that cop actually committed suicide huh?
     
  19. lionblood

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    Yea im sorry i actually care about the well being of cops BOY. And dont get it twisted im a goon.
     
  20. ace rawstein

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    Death of Fox Lake officer a 'carefully planned suicide'

    (CNN)[Breaking news update, 11:10 a.m. ET]

    The death of Fox Lake, Illinois, police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was "a carefully planned suicide," Lake County Major Crimes Task Force commander George Filenko said Wednesday. "This staged suicide was the end result of extensive criminal acts that Gliniewicz had been committing."

    [previous story, published at 10 a.m. ET]

    Police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz was weeks away from retirement -- actually, he was past his planned last day at the department's request -- when he was apparently killed in the line of duty.

    There was outrage over his death, and an intense manhunt. Then puzzlement.

    What originally looked like an officer killed by suspects during one last, fateful call, began to take a different shape.

    The Fox Lake, Illinois, police officer was killed by a gunshot to his torso, the coroner reported, but as far as manner of death, nothing could be ruled out -- homicide, suicide or accident.

    On Wednesday, the Lake County Sheriff's Office says it will reveal the "conclusive results" of its investigation.

    Gliniewicz's death is expected to be ruled a suicide, a law enforcement official told CNN.

    Mystery deepens in death of Fox Lake officer

    If Gliniewicz took his own life, it will open up new questions about why a veteran officer who by all accounts loved his job would shoot himself.

    Before becoming a police officer, Gliniewicz served in active duty and reserve from 1980 to 2007, earning the nickname GI Joe by those who knew him. He left the military with a rank of first sergeant.

    Who was Lt. Joe Gliniewicz?

    The last call
    The veteran officer had planned to retire in August, but he was asked to stay on for another month.

    The last radio call of his more than 30 years on the job was anything but routine. It would signal the beginning of a mystery that stumped investigators for a time.

    On the morning of September 1, the lieutenant sent word over his radio at 7:52 a.m. he was pursuing a trio on foot. Three minutes later, he requested backup. Radio communication dropped off. Colleagues would not hear Gliniewicz's voice again.

    The backups arrived at about 8 a.m. and a few minutes later found Gliniewicz dead. His body was roughly 50 yards from his cruiser, police said.

    Three people who appeared in a surveillance video near the crime scene were cleared of any suspicion.

    The shooting
    Gliniewicz was wearing a bulletproof vest at the time he was shot, according to two law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation. One of the officials said Gliniewicz was hit by two shots -- one stopped by his bulletproof vest, and another entered his torso at a downward angle.

    The officer's .40-caliber pistol was found at the scene. A source involved in the investigation has told CNN in September that Gliniewicz's gun was fired, but it's not clear who pulled the trigger.

    Lake County officials have said the case was being handled as a homicide, but other theories remained on the table during the investigation, including the possibility of a self-inflicted fatal gunshot wound.

    The coroner has said he can't rule out a homicide, suicide or accident.

    A massive manhunt was launched in the aftermath.

    More than 400 law enforcement officers raked through the heavy woods near Fox Lake on foot, all-terrain vehicles and horseback.

    The FBI, U.S. marshals and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives also helped in the hunt as well as police from adjoining areas. But eventually they pulled out, saying no suspects or persons of interest had been identified.