CHICAGO - A man was found dead Sunday evening when the SWAT team forced their way into an apartment in Lake View on the North Side.
SWAT officers were called about 6 p.m. after police were confronted by a man who then locked himself inside an apartment in the 500 block of West Aldine Avenue, Chicago police said.
The SWAT team entered the apartment over an hour later and found the man unresponsive, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
An autopsy found the 38-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds and ruled his death a suicide, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
If you or someone you know is in crisis, there are places to get help. The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available at 1-800-273-8255. You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.
Here are some common warning signs of suicide, as provided by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention:
- Talking about wanting to die
- Looking for a way to kill oneself
- Talking about feeling hopeless or having no purpose
- Talking about feeling trapped or in unbearable pain
- Talking about being a burden to others
- Increasing the use of alcohol or drugs
- Acting anxious, agitated or recklessly
- Sleeping too little or too much
- Withdrawing or feeling isolated
- Showing rage or talking about seeking revenge
- Displaying extreme mood swings