According to developing reports, an Illinois police officer was fatally shot Tuesday morning during a traffic stop.
First responding officers radioed “Send everybody you possibly can…officer is down.” #FoxLakeManhunt
— Stefan Holt (@stefholtNBC) September 1, 2015
Shortly before 8 a.m., the Lake County officer pulled over three individuals for what he deemed “suspicious activity,” a department source revealed. According to the latest reports available, authorities are looking for one black male and two white males in the area, using both ground and air surveillance. Police arrived on the scene following an interruption in radio communication. They found him with a gunshot wound and, according to multiple sources, he has since died from the injury.
As for the suspects, at least six law enforcement agencies are involved in the search. Local residents are being asked to stay inside until the manhunt has concluded.
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) September 1, 2015
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Police dogs have reportedly been deployed in one area already densely populated by heavily armed officers.
The shooting came just days after Texas Deputy Darren Goforth was fatally shot at a gas station.