Officer dies, manhunt for 3 armed suspects in Fox Lake

FOX LAKE, Ill. — A manhunt is underway for three armed suspects after a Fox Lake police officer was fatally shot in the head Tuesday morning, sources tell WGN.

At a brief news conference Tuesday, authorities said they were searching for two white men and one black man. A large perimeter has been set up and multiple helicopters and K9s units are searching the area. Police will not confirm the officer has died, only saying that his condition is unknown.

Sources say that the officer’s gun and pepper spray was taken.

Rollins Road between Washington Avenue and Route 59 is closed and all area schools are on lockdown.

Service on the Milwaukee District North Line is also shut down in both directions.

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