SWAT team finds man dead in Lake in the Hills home

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A 51-year-old man fatally shot himself before a SWAT team entered his home Friday night in northwest suburban Lake in the Hills, authorities believe.

About 5 p.m., officers investigating an assault in the 1100 block of Burr Street attempted to talk to a man locked in a room inside his home. Instead, they heard a single gunshot, according to Lake in the Hills police.

The officers called the McHenry County SWAT team for assistance, and another attempt was made to contact the man, police said. When he did not respond, SWAT officers entered the room and found him dead. Police said he was the only person in the home.

An autopsy released Monday revealed the man died from a gunshot wound to the head, according to the McHenry County coroner’s office. Preliminary autopsy findings suggest the wound was self-inflicted.

The death remains under investigation, with toxicology results pending, the coroner’s office said.

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