UPDATED: 11:09 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — Police resumed their search for three suspects in the killing a Fox Lake police lieutenant known to many in the community as “G.I. Joe.,” but the investigation continues.
Late Wednesday evening, police have set up a perimeter in Volo, Ill. along Route 12 after receiving a report of several people darting through a field. Volo is about five miles from Fox Lake. K9 unites and a police helicopter have been called in. There was also a large police presence near Lakemoor Golf Club.
Earlier Wednesday, George Filenko, commander of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force, said investigators were continuing to gather evidence and follow leads. He said the suspects could be out of town, or even out of the state. Filenko would not say if there were any witnesses, but that investigators have some surveillance tape. The quality of that tape was described as “not great.”
Lake County Sheriff’s Det. Chris Covelli said police officers had been searching the area after Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was shot and killed while on a foot chase Tuesday morning. Sources said he was shot twice, once in his vest.
The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force says they’re identified several people they want to talk to and federal authorities are using advanced equipment to screen surveillance video.
The shooting happened in a secluded area, which is surrounded by a subdivision, Filenko said.
Every home in a two-mile area around the crime scene was search and cleared.
Investigators have not released any descriptions of the suspects, only that they are two white males and a black man. Filenko said the investigation is continuing, with detectives gathering evidence and following up on leads, which includes more than 100 tips. The U.S. Marshal, FBI and ATF are also assisting local authorities.
At a news midday news conference, Filenko said that some surveillance tape had been collected and investigators were seeking more, but he didn’t know if there was a dash camera in the officer’s car. He also said investigators believe the suspects left the crime scene on foot.
Jimmy Vicicondi works at Precision Chrome, not far from where Gliniewicz’s was killed. The plant’s cameras caught nothing, but Vicicondi did see Gliniewicz’s squad car parked, and abandoned.
“He was actually parked at the entrance to the old concrete plant,” Vicicondi. “It seemed like he was going to go into the plant.”