Antioch police: Man apparently shot himself during standoff

An armed man barricaded himself in an Antioch home March 17 before he apparently shot himself, police said.

The standoff began after police received a report of a domestic disturbance inside a residence in the 600 block of Hillside Avenue about 6:43 p.m., authorities said.

Police were met by a man who pointed an AR-15 rifle at them, according to a March 18 news release. The man retreated inside the home with the weapon, police said in the release.

Antioch police requested a response from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System, along with other neighboring law enforcement agencies. Numerous police departments responded to the barricade situation.

After several hours of attempted communication with the man, police entered the home. The man was found unresponsive in the basement with an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound, police said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Lake County Chief Deputy Coroner Steve Newton said.

The man was in his 40s, Newton said.

No one else was seriously injured, police said.

Police released no further information.