Another police officer has been shot in Chicago. Although his condition has not been officially released, NBC 5 Chicago has confirmed the officer’s death. Police are looking for two men who should be considered armed and dangerous.
The Daily Herald Reports:
Lake County police officials say a Fox Lake police officer has been shot and a manhunt is underway in the village for two armed male suspects.
Though the officer’s condition hasn’t been officially released, NBC 5 Chicago is reporting that a law enforcement official has confirmed the officer’s death.
There is yellow crime scene tape around Dipstick Oil Change on Route 12. About 30 police vehicles, including some of military grade, are on the scene at Frontage and Sayton roads.
Other police vehicles are traveling rapidly around Fox Lake with officers stationed on most street corners.
Fox Lake village hall has been closed and Grant Community High School placed on a hard lockdown today due to the police manhunt, said George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force.
Grant High School District 124 Superintendent Christine Sefcik said she was ordered to go on lockdown by Fox Lake Police. Sefcik said the school went on lockdown around 8:30 a.m. She said all students and staff are being kept away from exterior glass and out of view.
Meanwhile, Metra is reporting that the Milwaukee District North Line railroad tracks near Ingleside station have been closed. Commuters are advised to use either Long Lake or Fox Lake stations. Passengers are being bused from Fox Lake to station to Long Lake station.
Filenko said an officer was shot near Rollins Road and Route 59.
Dispatch reports indicated police were searching for two men who might have taken the officer’s gun and pepper spray.
Filenko said police are looking for two men who should be considered armed and dangerous. Descriptions of the two men have not yet been provided.
ABC 7 is reporting police said someone was shot near an old cement plant in the 100-block of Honing Road. Officers were seen searching a wooded area near the scene around 8:40 a.m. Canine units were brought in from various jurisdictions, including McHenry County.
Rollins Road is closed from Route 59 to Grand Avenue. Investigators also blocked off part of the frontage road leading to Route 12.
Residents should take caution and call 911 if they see anything suspicious.