UPDATED: 4/3/2013 10:03 a.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) — A police officer in Vernon Hills shot a man inside the lobby of the police station early Wednesday, and, in a strange twist, the man may have been trying to get himself killed.
Police have since learned that Howard Lazarus of Mundelein said he was dying of cancer and went to the police station with a gun in the hopes that police would fatally shoot him.
According to police, a hand-written note was found in the suspect’s pocket that stated: “I apologize for placing your officers in this position. I am dying from cancer and couldn’t do the deed myself.”