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Suspect In Triple Homicide Dead After Hours In A Standoff With Police

After a long standoff, Chicago police found Kevin Robinson, 29, dead of an apparent suicide.

Robinson was suspected of being involved in a triple homicide in Englewood. He had barricaded himself inside the house in the far South Side.

To coax him out, police played recordings made by his mother in which she said, "I love you please come out."

According to Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, Robinson kind of leaned out of a window and fired about 12 shots at the SWAT operators and they returned fire. Police also fired tear gas into the house

Just after 3:00 in the afternoon, police said that Robinson had killed himself. His sister Keidra disputes that and says he was shot and killed by police. No officers were hurt.

Police said Robinson has an extensive record, including an arrest for attempted murder and an armed robbery conviction for which he served time in prison.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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