Suicidal suspect in New Haven
NEW HAVEN—Illinois State Police (ISP) District 19 in Carmi released information just now (around 3:30 pm) concerning a suicidal, barricaded subject, which incident occurred at 161 Franklin Street in New Haven on Sunday, May 29 at approximately 2 am last night.
According to ISP, troopers responded to a suicidal subject with a gun at that residence. Upon arrival, the subject displayed a pistol at the trooper. The residence was also occupied by family members of the suspect, who were later evacuated.
An ISP SWAT team, along with hostage negotiators, responded to the scene. Negotiations continued until the suspect was apprehended by SWAT team members at approximately 12:18 pm today without incident.
The suspect was identified as Brandon S. Smith, 31, from New Haven. Smith was charged with Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm, Aggravated Assault, no FOID card and Forcible Detention. Smith was taken to the White County Jail in Carmi.
ISP was assisted by the Gallatin County sheriff’s department, Gallatin County EMA and Gallatin County Ambulance Service.
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