The police Crisis Intervention Team and U.S. Marshals went to a home in the 6400 block of South Bishop Street about 9:30 a.m. to investigate "an escalating series of threats" related to the man's former employer, according to a police news release. It was not believed anyone was in the apartment with him, police said.
When police arrived, the man threatened police with a large knife, then barricaded himself in his bedroom, according to the relase [sic]. A Chicago SWAT team was called in, and after negotiations failed to bring the man out, police first used pepper spray and then a Taser on the man, who was still armed with the knife, police said.
The man then lunged at police with the knife and was shot, according to the release.