SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. — The Latest on a police standoff in suburban Chicago (all times local):
Police say a 52-year-old suburban Chicago man who was fatally shot after a four-hour standoff immediately opened fire on officers as they arrived at his home.
South Elgin Police Sgt. Mike Doty says three officers were "struck by gunfire." He says their injuries are not life threatening.
Police say Frank Dripps fired at officers with a shotgun Tuesday night after they were called to his home in South Elgin, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Chicago. He then barricaded himself inside a stairwell of the condominium building where he lived.
Doty says Dripps yelled vulgarities at officers and stated "he would shoot officers if they came at him." Doty also says Dripps raised his shotgun and a rifle with a scope to his shoulder "off and on" before police shot and killed him early Wednesday morning.
A suburban Chicago police officer fatally shot a man who fired at officers, wounding three, during an overnight standoff.
The officers' injuries were not life threatening.
The Chicago Tribune reports the standoff began late Tuesday when police were called to a home in South Elgin, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Chicago, for a report of shots fired.
Police Sgt. Mike Doty says at least two shotgun blasts were fired at officers as they approached. Police surrounded the building and evacuated neighboring homes.
Officers began negotiating with the man, who barricaded himself in a stairwell. Police believed he was armed with a scoped rifle as well as the shotgun.
Police say an officer shot and killed the unidentified man after he fired at police again around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.