- Associated Press - Thursday, January 7, 2016

ZION, Ill. (AP) - The father of a man who was fatally shot by police while carrying a BB gun and photographing schools in a Chicago suburb says the man was schizophrenic and had a history of violence.

Carl Hollstein told the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that his son, 38-year-old Charles J. Hollstein of Zion, was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young man. He said his son had been in and out of mental health and nursing facilities.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Thursday identified Charles Hollstein as the man shot Wednesday while wearing a tactical-style vest and resisting officers.

Lake County Sheriff’s Detective Christopher Covelli said the vest was homemade with metal inserts.

Coroner Thomas A. Rudd says an autopsy determined Hollstein died of three gunshot wounds to the left, upper back.

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