A press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department:
Barricaded subject – Crystal Lake
On Friday, November 4, 2011 at approximately 10:19 AM, Crystal Lake Police responded to a residence in the 200 block of Peterson Parkway, where the occupant, with a history of depression, had been observed to have been in possession of a rifle.
Several attempts by officers to contact the subject were unsuccessful.
The Department’s Emergency Services Team was activated for the possible barricaded gunman, and a safety perimeter was established, restricting all pedestrian and vehicular traffic near the home.
After further attempts to contact the subject were also met with negative results, entry was made to the home.
Once inside, officers located the sole occupant of the residence, a 47 year old male, to be deceased, the apparent victim of suicide.
Further investigation into this matter is being conducted by the Crystal Lake Police Department’s Investigations Division and the McHenry County Coroner’s office.