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Via Fox CT:

A police officer has died after being shot about 60 miles north of Chicago on Tuesday, sources tell WGN.

The officer’s gun and pepper spray were taken during an altercation, according to police.

Officers are now searching for two suspects, a white male and a black male, in connection with the shooting.

Multiple helicopters and K9s are searching near Rollins Road between Washington Avenue and Route 59.

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Update:

So sad.

Via Chicago Tribune:

The Fox Lake police officer shot and killed while chasing three suspects Tuesday morning was a 30-year veteran of the force who went by the nickname “G.I. Joe” and was married with four children, according to police and family.

“He’s got four sons who are going to have to go on alone,” said Terry Resetar, mother-in-law of the slain officer, Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52.

The veteran officer had also indicated he was planning to retire later this month, said Fox Lake Mayor Donny Schmit, a close friend.

Gliniewicz radioed shortly before 8 a.m. while on routine patrol that he was going to check on some suspicious activity, Lake County sheriff’s spokesman Chris Covelli said at a news conference.

He then radioed that he was in a “foot pursuit,” but communication was lost after that, Covelli said. Other officers responded and found him shot near Route 12 and Sayton Road, he said.

Gliniewicz was discovered in a marshy area, stripped of his gun and other gear, according to Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose. He died at the scene, the undersheriff said.

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