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Cop 'carefully staged suicide,' committed crimes

Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz
Posted at 11:10 AM, Nov 04, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-04 06:14:34-05

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (AP) — The latest developments in the investigation into the shooting death of an Illinois police officer in August. (All times local):

10:05 a.m.

Authorities say an Illinois police officer whose fatal shooting this summer led to a large manhunt carefully staged his own death after committing criminal acts.

Lake County investigators announced their findings Wednesday into the Sept. 1 shooting death of Fox Lake police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz.

8:10 a.m.

An official briefed on the two-month investigation into the shooting death of an Illinois police officer has told The Associated Press that authorities are going to announce that he killed himself.

The death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in September triggered a massive manhunt and an outpouring of grief in the quiet town and surrounding communities.

Shortly before his death, Gliniewicz radioed dispatchers that he was pursuing three suspicious men, but speculation about a possible suicide mounted as investigators struggled to find solid leads.

The official who spoke to the AP about the impending announcement insisted on anonymity because he isn't authorized to brief the media.

The Lake County Sheriff's Office said only that the Wednesday morning news conference will reveal "conclusive results" of the investigation. A sheriff's office spokesman refused to provide details ahead of the announcement.