Officer fatally shot, prompting manhunt in northern Illinois

Officer Shot-Manhunt
Police officers gather before heading out for a manhunt after an officer was shot in Fox Lake, Ill., on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015. Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko says an officer was shot Tuesday morning in Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago. (Stacey Wescott/Chicago Tribune via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT CHICAGO TRIBUNE; CHICAGO SUN-TIMES OUT; DAILY HERALD OUT; NORTHWEST HERALD OUT; THE HERALD-NEWS OUT; DAILY CHRONICLE OUT; THE TIMES OF NORTHWEST INDIANA OUT; TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police in northern Illinois say a manhunt is underway after an officer was shot and killed.

Lake County Undersheriff Raymond Rose says the officer was pursuing people described as suspicious when he was shot and killed.

He tells the Chicago Tribune that other responding officers found him in a marshy area in the city of Fox Lake and that he was stripped of his gun and other equipment.

Rose says police are searching for three suspects.

Law enforcement officers are conducting a massive manhunt with helicopters and dogs.

The search has prompted the lockdown of Grant Community High School.

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