Man kills himself after being shot by Chicago police in SWAT situation, authorities say

CHICAGO — A man fatally shot himself after being shot by Chicago police officers during a SWAT situation in the South Chicago neighborhood, police said.

It all started about 11 p.m. Friday near 94th Street and Escanaba Avenue. The Chicago Police Department said the man fired a gun from a house, then barricaded himself in a garage.

Officers blocked several streets late Friday and early Saturday as negotiators tried to communicate with the man for several hours.

When SWAT members entered the garage around 2 a.m. Saturday, police said, the man pointed a weapon at them. Officers opened fire, shooting the man in his stomach.

Police said the man then used his own gun to shoot himself in his head.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating. Per department policy, the officer who shot the man will be placed on 30-day administrative leave while authorities investigate.

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