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Death of Illinois police officer to be ruled suicide

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Tuesday, November 3, 2015, 8:31 PM

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The Sept. 1 on-duty shooting death of Fox Lake Police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, will be ruled a suicide, according to a report.

A task force probing the shooting death of an Illinois police officer has concluded he committed suicide, according to a report.

Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz, 52, was found fatally wounded Sept. 1 after he reported he was pursuing three suspects in the area roughly 50 miles northwest of Chicago.

Investigators will say Gliniewicz took his own life for personal and professional reasons at a news conference Wednesday, sources told WFLD-TV.

Officials in the Lake County Sheriff’s Office had announced a press conference “to provide significant new information” in the case but declined to provide any other details Tuesday.

The investigation into the death of Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran of the force and Army Reserve sergeant, started with a massive manhunt but shifted weeks later into an analysis of the single gunshot that killed him.

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Hundreds of police officers attended the Sept. 7 funeral of Gliniewicz, a 30-year veteran officer and Army Reserve sergeant who was nearing retirement at the time of his death.

Lake County Coroner Thomas Rudd has said he can’t rule on the officer’s death until he receives more information from police, the Chicago Tribune reported. Rumors that Gliniewicz committed suicide have been circulating since mid-September.

The press conference is scheduled for 10 a.m. local time at the Round Lake Beach Civic Center.

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