Law enforcement agencies, continue their search for the three armed suspects, who allegedly shot dead 30-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department on Tuesday morning in North Chicago, while he was on a routine patrol.
Lt. Joseph Gliniewicz, also known as “G.I. Joe” was killed near the village of Fox Lake, 55 miles north of Chicago.
Gliniewicz radioed in shortly before 8am while on routine patrol, after he encountered three suspicious men and went to investigate, Lake County Sheriff's spokesman Chris Covelli said at a news conference.
After discovering the death of the police officer, the search for the suspects began, involving all law enforcement agencies from the area, along with a regional SWAT team, K-9 units, FBI and ATF agents. Helicopters were circling the crime scene.
The three suspects are described as two white and one black male by law enforcement.
Gliniewicz was reportedly shot in the head and died at the scene, a police source said.
The Police officer was married and had four children, according to officials.
"He's got four sons who are going to have to go on alone," his mother-in-law Terry Resetar told The Tribune.