Sources report that a shooting occurred right outside of Chicago earlier this morning, a shooting that left 1 police officer dead. The 3 suspects in the ordeal are still on the loose and officials are asking that residents of Lake County stay in their homes in order for Police to successfully conduct a thorough investigation and search for the suspects. Police are looking for two Caucasian males and one African-American male as the suspects of this case.
An Illinois police officer was shot and killed in Lake County on Tuesday, a law enforcement source told CNN. A search is on for three suspects, authorities said.
Law enforcement on foot and in helicopters are combing the area, said Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Covelli.
The shooting happened about 10 minutes before 8 a.m. local time, according to the sergeant.
Canine units have also been dispatched, and residents have been asked to remain inside their homes and businesses, he said.
“We asked residents to report any suspicious activity they happen to see, whether they think it’s something minor or major and to keep an eye out for these three individuals,” Covelli said.
Thoughts and prayers are with the family of the slain police officer, as well as the surrounding community and those affected. Godspeed to the officials currently in search of the 3 suspects.