SWAT Response as Police Take Precautions After Gunshot Heard at House on Algonquin Dr Near Nerge in Schaumburg Township

SWAT and HBT response after shot or shots heard on Algonquin Drive just north of Nerge Road Schaumburg Township.

Cook County Sheriff’s Police and Roselle firefighter/paramedics, protecting unincorporated Schaumburg Township, responded early Tuesday afternoon September 24, 2019 to a report of a possible suicidal subject at a house on Algonquin Drive just north of Nerge Road near the borders of Roselle, Elk Grove Village, and Schaumburg.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday at 2:40 p.m. that at approximately 12:00 p.m., Cook County Sheriff’s Police responded to a call concerning a possible mental health crisis at a residence in the block of 1500 Algonquin Road (Drive) in unincorporated Schaumburg Township. According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, when officers arrived, they heard a gunshot; and after entering the residence, they found the victim dead of an apparent suicide. According to the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, there is no danger to the public.

Initially CARDINAL NEWS was informed by a witness at the scene that the person apparently shot at police. Consequently Cook County Sheriff’s police responded with a large response, including SWAT personnel. Apparently, Cook County Sheriff’s Police Department took precautions in case the shot was actually fired at police, and activated SWAT personnel and HBT (Hostage Barricade Terrorism) units.

Roselle firefighter/paramedics and Cook County Sheriff’s deputies initially responded to the call for a mental health crisis. The gunshot was possibly heard by police before firefighter/paramedics arrived.

One witness at the Plum Grove Plaza strip mall, who couldn’t go home because his neighborhood was cordoned off by police, reported he saw police running away from the house after he heard a gunshot.

Once the scene was confirmed to be secure by Cook County Sheriff’s Police, the person was evaluated by firefighter/paramedics and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Nerge Road was closed in both directions just west of Plum Grove Road near Roselle and Elk Grove Village while the incident was active. By 2:30 p.m. Nerge Road was open in both directions.

The information initially provicded in this article was an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.

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