Northbrook Police have released the name of a man who was found dead after a nearly five-hour long incident in the 2400 block of Partridge Lane yesterday, but have said little else as their investigation continues.
Authorities have identified the victim as 65-year-old Richard Phelps, whom Northbrook police stated died of an apparent gunshot wound.
Nearby residents were asked to evacuate their homes shortly after 2:20 p.m. Wednesday as a precaution. Triblocal is reporting that many neighbors are still shaken, and some weren't allowed to return to their homes until after 8 p.m. last night. They are also reporting that Phelps is survived by his wife and two grown sons, and was retired.
A 911 call from a woman on Wednesday from a who said there was a domestic disturbance at the house prompted over 70 heavily armed officers and SWAT team members to descend upon the neighborhood, as police initially tried to make contact with Phelps with a bullhorn.
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An incident that lasted nearly five hours ended with police finding a man dead of an apparent gunshot wound in the 2400 block of Partridge Lane earlier this afternoon, officials said.
The and others responded to the scene shortly after 2 p.m. Wednesday, which led to a subdivision street being shut down that lasted until about 7 pm, when authorities entered the home.
Police have not yet identified the individual.
Triblocal is also reporting that police initially asked people to stay in their basements and away from their windows while they dealt with what was described as a "domestic situation." They are also reporting a woman told police that her husband was inside the home and that she thought she heard a gunshot as she exited her house.
Authorities involved in the case spoke briefly to the media once the standoff ended.
"The husband was in the home, there was guns in the residence available to the gentleman, and she thought she heard as she was exiting the home, a gunshot," Northbrook Police officials said during an evening press conference.
Additonally, video footage from NBC 5 Chicago said the barricade situation prompted SWAT teams to be deployed, which included as many as 70 elite armed officers from the area. Another woman interviewed by NBC 5 said she was told the man had a rifle.
We will have additional information on this developing story as it becomes available.
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