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posted: 7/1/2012 5:37 PM

Man found dead after police standoff in Algonquin

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An Algonquin man was found dead in his home from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after a standoff with police Sunday afternoon.

Officers from a half dozen law enforcement agencies, including a SWAT unit from the McHenry County Sheriff's Office, responded to the home in the 900 block of Glacier Parkway after Algonquin police received 10:51 a.m. call about a suicidal man in his home with a gun.

Algonquin Police Chief Russell Laine said there was some communication between the man and officers during a period of about two hours before police entered the house.

Three shots were heard from outside in the early afternoon, after which the SWAT team sent a negotiator robot to make contact with the man, police said. When that failed, SWAT team members entered the home and found the man dead from a gunshot wound, according to police.

Laine said no one else was in the home during the standoff. Neighbors gathered outside as a caution tape perimeter was set up around the residence.

The goal in situations like this is always to keep everyone safe -- police, neighbors and the individual involved, Laine said.

"You want it to be a resolution that no one is injured or hurt," Laine said.

Surrounding police departments who aided Algonquin included Carpentersville, Barrington Hills, Huntley, South Elgin, Lake County and the Illinois State Police.

An investigation will continue with help from the McHenry County Coroner.

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