Suspect Dead After Self-Inflicted Gunshot After Long Standoff With Police


EAST ALTON – A man has died after a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a multi-hour standoff with police Thursday night in the 200 block of Lakeside Avenue in East Alton.

The police also reported that no officers were injured. However, a patrol car was hit during the incident.

Police were called to the area for shots fired call and eventually, they were fired at, which led to shots being fired from the suspect.

The ILEAS tactical response team was involved once the standoff began with other police departments. The standoff lasted multiple hours.

The investigation continues into the situation and police have described this as an isolated incident and said there is no threat to the community from this situation.

Chris Rhodes
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