Authorities from around northern Illinois are involved in a massive manhunt after a Fox Lake officer was shot and killed.

Fox Lake is located in far eastern Lake County, near the McHenry County border.

According to the Chicago Tribune, the officer was shot around 9 a.m. Details about the incident have not yet been released.

Officials say they are searching for three men, two white males and one black male. Unconfirmed dispatch reports indicated the suspects might have taken the officer’s gun and pepper spray. According to ABC7 Chicago, the effort includes roadblocks in the area:

Officers were seen searching a wooded area near the scene for several hours Tuesday morning. 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 U.S. 12.


The manhunt also has affected trains on the Milwaukee District/North Line, which ends in Fox Lake.


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