Man shot in Calumet Heights SWAT standoff takes his own life: police

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A man fatally shot himself at the end of a standoff early Saturday in the South Side Calumet Heights neighborhood.

A SWAT team was called about 11 p.m. for the call of a person with a gun in the 9400 block of South Escanaba Avenue, Chicago Police said.

Luis Llamas, 24, of Indianapolis, had fired shots outside a home and then barricaded himself inside a garage alone, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Officers set up a perimeter around the garage and stayed there for hours.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the SWAT team entered, police said.

Llamas pointed a gun at the officers, and then one of the officers shot him in the abdomen, authorities said. After he was hit, Llamas fatally shot himself.

He was pronounced dead at the scene, according to authorities. An autopsy was scheduled to be performed.

Nobody else was hit by gunfire.

The officer who shot the man was placed on 30-day administrative duty, per department policy.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating the shooting.

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