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originally posted by: Martin75
I hope that they have better information on their secure feeds. Thanks for catching this so quickly.
Maybe it's me, but if they are loose running around the more information they can give the better.
Helicopters were circling above Fox Lake, Ill., and every law enforcement agency from the area, along with a regional SWAT team and K-9 units were hunting for as many as three suspects after the police officer was shot around 8 a.m. local time. The condition of the unidentified officer was not clear, as Lake County Sheriff's Det. Chris Covelli referred to him as "injured" although multiple media reports said the officer had died from his injuries.
The area being searched by police, in the northeastern portion of the state, was described as wooded and rural. The three suspects who were involved in a traffic stop with the officer earlier Tuesday. Two male suspects are white and one is black, according to Covelli.
The shooting began when the officer stopped a car with "three suspicious subjects" at 7:52 a.m. By the time a backup officer had arrived on the scene, the police officer had already been shot.
Lake County Sheriff's Dept. Det. Chris Covelli said a Fox Lake police officer was shot while responding to a call of three suspicious people near Route 12 and Sayton Rd around 7:52 a.m.
originally posted by: VegHead
OK... so these guys must be on foot, right?
How else could the perimeter be contained? I've not heard mention of a vehicle... so did they shoot the officer and then run away on foot instead of driving away? Anyone know?
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: Martin75
If it's a rural area, not that surprising really. Where I used to work we had three officers in the rural part of the county. If something went sideways on them, their nearest backup officer was about 12 minutes away. 12 minutes is a long ass time when it comes to giving a criminal a head start in a rural zone.