TOTAL LOCKDOWN: Fox Lake police officer shot and killed, manhunt underway in Lake County, Illinois

Editor’s note: Total lockdown in Lake County, Illinois. People are being told to stay in their homes as they look for the suspects and now the FBI is involved. This is code for martial law as they search the homes of people for these suspects. In addition it serves to make those unaware they live in a virtual reality, that this is completely normal (martial law). If people cannot see how these shootings are on the increase (with the complicit US corporate, state run new’s assistance) and the UN is going after our guns, then they are completely clueless to their false reality. Guns don’t kill people; people kill people.

A police officer collects gear from the trunk of his vehicle amid a manhunt in north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot during a foot chase. (Credit: CBS)

A police officer collects gear from the trunk of his vehicle amid a manhunt in north suburban Fox Lake, after a police officer was shot during a foot chase. (Credit: CBS)

According to the Chicago Tribune:

A Fox Lake police officer was shot and killed Tuesday morning, and a massive manhunt with dogs and helicopters is 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.

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

The officer was found in a marshy area, stripped of his gun and other gear, Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose. He died at the scene, the undersheriff said.

Police have established a perimeter and are seeking one black male and two white males, Rose said.

People in the area were being told to stay inside, and  “If (residents) see anybody in their area … that doesn’t belong or doesn’t look right, they should call 911,” he said.

Police, with the help of U.S. marshals, are searching woods and businesses in the area, authorities said.

Every law enforcement agency in the area, along with a regional SWAT team, are 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.

More to follow.