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Manhunt Underway For 3 Armed Men Who Killed An Illinois Cop

Chuck Ross Investigative Reporter

Authorities are conducting a manhunt for three men who reportedly shot a Fox Lake, Ill. police officer on Tuesday morning.

The officer, a 20-year veteran, was shot at around 8 a.m. while pursuing the suspects, described as two white males and one black male, on foot.

A Lake County undersheriff told reporters that the officer was found in a marshy area stripped of his service weapon and his pepper spray, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Schools in the area, which is north of Chicago on the border with Wisconsin, have been locked down, and helicopters and K-9s are searching for the suspects.

A northbound metro line to Milwaukee has also been closed.

According to WGN, the officer was involved in numerous youth activities and is married.

The shooting comes days after Harris Co., Tex. sheriff’s deputy Darren Goforth was ambushed and executed while pumping gas at a Houston-area gas station. Shannon Miles, 30, has been charged with capital murder in the shooting. Police say Miles shot Goforth 15 times in the back before fleeing the scene.

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