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Officers 'ambushed' outside of Chicago-area home, kill assailant; 1 dead, 1 hurt inside

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FILE - In this July 6, 2015, file photo, a Chicago police officer rests his hand on his forehead at the scene where a man was shot in the face in Chicago. Homicides and shooting incidents in Chicago are up roughly 20 percent from the same period last year.  (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)
FILE – In this July 6, 2015, file photo, a Chicago police officer rests his hand on his forehead at the scene where a man was shot in the face in Chicago. Homicides and shooting incidents in Chicago are up roughly 20 percent from the same period last year. (Anthony Souffle/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)


RIVER FOREST, Ill. — Authorities say a shotgun-wielding man opened fire on suburban Chicago police officers responding to an emergency call about a woman who was having trouble breathing.

River Forest Deputy Police Chief James O’Shea says the 24-year-old man “ambushed” the officers shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday and that they returned fire, killing him. He says two officers suffered injuries that weren’t life-threatening. One was shot in his bullet-proof vest and the second was treated for other injuries.

Authorities say a 60-year-old man was found dead in the home and the attacker’s 59-year-old mother was found with gunshot wounds and taken to a hospital.

Police say the shootings inside the home were “domestic” and happened before they arrived.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office confirmed the deaths but didn’t provide further details.

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