Man Held Gun to Girlfriend's Head, Threatened to Shoot Her Dog Before Barricade Situation in Antioch: Police

A man who allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend's head and threatened to shoot her dog prompted a barricade situation in north suburban Antioch Wednesday afternoon. 

Officers received a report of a man with a gun just before noon in the 700 block of Highview Court. A woman claimed her boyfriend held a gun to the back of her head, hit her several times with the frame of the firearm and threatened to shoot her dog. 

Police evacuated the home but were unable to make contact with the man, identified by police as 37-year-old Jacobi Marotta. Officers set up  a perimeter around the home and asked for the assistance of several area police agencies, including the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System. 

Several roads in the area were shut down for about five hours and residents were told to shelter in place. 

Negotiation attempts with Marotta were unsuccessful and police claim he refused to exit his home. Gas was deployed and Marotta eventually surrendered to custody just before 5 p.m.

No one was injuries during the incident, police said.

Marotta was charged with felony aggravated battery, enhanced domestic battery, and aggravated assault. He was ordered held in lieu of $500,000 bond, police said. 

It was not immediately clear if Marotta had an attorney. 

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