Authorities: Officer’s Death Was A “Carefully Staged” Suicide

(Fox Lake, IL) — Lake County authorities are calling the shooting death of Fox Lake officer Charles Joseph Gliniewicz a “carefully staged” suicide. The Major Crimes Task Force says an overwhelming amount of evidence shows the Lieutenant took his own life after committing extensive criminal acts. The officer was found dead on September 1st after he had radioed in to say he was chasing three suspects on foot. Commander George Filenko says Gliniewicz had stolen thousands of dollars from a youth police training program for around seven years.