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Cops kill man they say came out shooting after standoff

SOUTH ELGIN, Ill. -- 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 northwest of Chicago, for a report of shots fired.

Police Sgt. Mike Doty says at least three shots 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 man, identified as Frank Dripps, 52, of South Elgin, after he fired at police again around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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