Officer killed in Ill.: Fox Lake Shooting

Published: September 1, 2015

Officer killed in Ill.: Fox Lake Shooting, A Fox Lake police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning, and a massive manhunt with dogs and helicopters was underway along Rollins Road in Lake County.

The officer was on routine patrol and radioed shortly before 8 a.m. that he was going to check on some suspicious activity, Lake County sheriff’s spokesman Chris Covelli said during a news conference late in the morning.

Every law enforcement agency in the area, along with a regional SWAT team, was assisting, according to George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.

The search prompted officials at Grant Community High School to put the building on lockdown.

“Grant Community High School is currently in a lockdown at the request of the Fox Lake Police Department,” read a statement posted at grantbulldogs.org. “A police matter is occurring in the community and for the safety of our students and staff they have requested we remain locked down.”

Metra’s Milwaukee District North Line has also been shut down because of the search, the agency said.

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