Manhunt, Lockdown Continues in Fox Lake

Residents were told to remain in their homes and area schools were put on lockdown amid a manhunt for three armed suspects following the fatal shooting of an officer in Fox Lake, police said.

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Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
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Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.
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Police officers search an area for suspects involved in the shooting death of an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois
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Police officers search an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois.
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A police sniper keeps watch from the roof of a home while other police search nearby for suspects involved in the shooting of an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois. A manhunt for three suspects is underway after an officer from Fox Lake Police was shot and killed this morning.
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A police officer searches an area for suspects involved in shooting an officer September 1, 2015 in Fox Lake, Illinois.
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The suspects were described as two white men and one black man, but further details on their descriptions weren't available.
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Residents were told to remain in their homes and area schools were put on lockdown amid a manhunt for three armed suspects following the fatal shooting of an officer in Fox Lake, police said.
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Police are searching for three armed suspects in far north suburban Fox Lake after an officer was fatally shot in the area, authorities said.
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The suspects are armed with a pistol, police said. The FBI is also assisting in the investigation, according to spokesperson Joan Hyde.
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When the manhunt began after the shooting, Grant Community High School in Fox Lake was put on lockdown.
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Police said during an 11:30 a.m. press conference that residents in the area were told to stay indoors and report any suspicious activity as the investigation continued.
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Police said an officer was investigating three suspicious suspects just before 8 a.m. Tuesday near Route 12 and Sayton Road in Fox Lake when he began a foot pursuit. A backup officer arrived at the scene and found the officer in marshy area with a gunshot wound, Covelli said.
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The suspects were described as two white men and one black man, but further details on their descriptions weren't available.
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Roads in the area were blocked off, and police were seen searching wooded areas with dogs.
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