Timeline of events in slaying of Illinois police officer

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Posted: Sep 02, 2015 7:02 PM

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Just 17 minutes elapsed between the time Fox Lake police Lt. Charles Joseph Gliniewicz first radioed that he was pursuing three suspicious men and when his fellow officers found his body.

The killing of Gliniewicz set off a massive manhunt for the suspects that broadened Wednesday well beyond the northern Illinois village. Here's a brief timeline of what happened Tuesday, according to Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko:

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7:52 a.m. — Gliniewicz, who is on his way to work, radios to say he has spotted several suspicious individuals and is checking them out.

7:55 a.m. — The officer radios again to say that the three men — two white, one black — ran into a swampy area and he is pursuing them. He asks for backup.

8:01 a.m. — Two more police officers arrive.

8:09 a.m. — Officers find Gliniewicz's body about 50 yards from his squad car.