The, as-yet unnamed, parolee was contacted by the cops for a weapons violation. He took off on his motorcycle with the cops in pursuit. The man finally ditched the bike and ran into an apartment complex in Winetka and entered an apartment. After a 2 1/2 hour stand-off, the cops made entry when they were unable to convince him to surrender. As they entered, they heard a gunshot and found the parolee dead in the bathroom from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Based on his priors, it was no wonder that he was armed. I guess he really didn't want to go back to prison.
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