Missouri man surrenders to police after hours-long stand-off in Granite City

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GRANITE CITY, IL (KPLR) – Dozens of law enforcement officers responded Sunday afternoon, after a man identified as Chad Browning, of Missouri, engaged police in a stand-off.

It happened on Illinois Route 3 near Rock Road.

Police say Browning’s mother was out looking for him and found him parked in a black car, pointing a gun to himself.  She called 911, and police surrounded the man’s vehicle for hours.

Granite City Police Major Ken Rozell said police personnel communicated with the man over the phone and utilizing a public address system.

Neighborhood residents turned-out on Division Street, two blocks to the west, and brought their children along to watch it unfold.  In the end, police say the man got out of the car and surrendered on his own.  He was wounded, police say, from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Major Rozell said, “For what he did there, he`s not being charged.  We just want him helped.”

Rozell was asked if the man had a weapon with him in the vehicle.

“Yes,” he said.

Rozell said the man left the gun in the car when he exited, so he was no longer armed.

“Not at all,” said Rozell.  “He came out on his own accord, unarmed, and we took him into custody.  It`s a little testing for our officers, but that`s what they train to do.  And they did a fine, outstanding job.  Safe outcome, all worked together like we had planned.”