Man dead after six hour police standoff in Elkhart

Published: Nov. 21, 2022 at 3:12 PM EST
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ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - One man is dead after a police standoff in Elkhart.

According to Elkhart County Sheriff’s Office, authorities responded to reports that a man had been shot at* by his brother in the 5700 block of Keltner Road on Saturday around 4:18 p.m.

The man, identified as Charles Ragland, 57, shot his 49-year-old brother with a handgun during an argument. Ragland then fled the scene and was later spotted driving west on County Road 18.

Police then attempted to pull Ragland over, causing him to flee and hide in a wood line in the area of County Road 18, just west of County Road 13.

Ragland then died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound during a six-hour police standoff.

*A previous version of this story had this detail incorrect, and it has since been amended.