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Lake in the Hills barricade ends, man found dead in home

An Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District vehicle blocking Burr Street at Willow Street Friday evening in Lake in the Hills following an unconfirmed report of a barricaded subject.
An Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District vehicle blocking Burr Street at Willow Street Friday evening in Lake in the Hills following an unconfirmed report of a barricaded subject.

LAKE IN THE HILLS – Police are investigating the death of a Lake in the Hills man after he barricaded himself in his home Friday evening. 

Police responded about 5 p.m. to the 1100 block of Burr Street for an assault investigation between two neighbors, Lake in the Hills Police Officer Amanda Schmitt said. 

Before police were on scene, one of the subjects had entered his home, and refused to open the door to an interior room when officers tried to contact the subject inside his residence, Schmitt said. 

Officers heard a single gunshot fired from within the room, Schmitt said. Police then secured the residence, and called in the McHenry County SWAT team and other area agencies.

The SWAT team entered the home and attempted to make contact with the subject. After a period of time with no response, officers entered the room the subject had locked himself in and found him deceased, Schmitt said. 

There were no other people in the home, and there is no threat to public safety, Schmitt said. 

The incident is under investigation by the Lake in the Hills Police Department and the McHenry County Coroner’s Office. An autopsy has been scheduled. 

Police would not disclose any more details as it is an ongoing investigation. 

The neighborhood is just south of Lake in the Hills Elementary School. Burr Street was blocked off for several hours while police were on scene, and neighbors peered outside trying to assess the situation. 

Huntley police, Crystal Lake police and Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District members were also on scene.

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