New evidence analyzed in Illinois cop killing

George Filenko of the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force holds a news conference at a vigil for slain Fox Lake Police Lieutenant Charles Joseph Gliniewicz in Fox Lake, Illinois, United States, September 2, 2015. Authorities in northern Illinois expanded their search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year police officer as local schools were closed on Wednesday and vigils for the officer were planned. Photo: CBS News

Six days after Gliniewicz’ death, Lake County investigators said they have videos from businesses and homes located near the crime scene that could help them nab the three suspects — two white men and one black man.

Evidence technicians were back at the crime scene over the weekend and detectives were canvassing neighborhoods.

“They were just going door to door with a picture of an African-American asking if anybody knew about his whereabouts,” one resident said.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is reviewing what it says is a “substantial amount” of video that could help it crack the case.

“We have now coordinated with the FBI who have the ability to chronologically put together these video segments that we’ve collected from a number of areas within the community,” Cmdr. George Filenko said. “I think we’re optimistic about all of these videos right now.”

The FBI launched a website where people can submit tips, and Motorola has offered a $50,000 reward for anyone who can lead police to an arrest.

Gliniewicz was on patrol Tuesday when he radioed for backup while in pursuit of three men he said were acting suspiciously.

The 30-year-veteran of the Fox Lake Police Department followed the men into a swampy area and was found shot, 50 yards from his squad car.

People who live in Antioch have been preparing to host Gliniewicz’s final goodbye and draping their city in blue.

“We’re putting up ribbons for the boys in blue to show our support,” resident Eddie Sheridan said. “(Police officers) are loved, they’re cared for and what happened was a horrible thing we hope it never happens again.”

Thousands around the country are expected to pay tribute to Gliniewicz Monday while others remember his life at a funeral in Antioch, Illinois.

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