Chicago police captain shot, injured as team of officers tried to arrest a wanted suspect

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CHICAGO (WGN News) — A Chicago police captain is hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the head and back while trying to make an arrest on the city’s south side.

It all started at about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 7th when a team of officers and a U.S. Marshal tried to serve an arrest warrant.

The wanted man was Daniel Brown.

Police say on Saturday he shot three people in Indianapolis before he fled in a stolen a semi tractor-trailer.

Brown was tracked to his sister’s apartment.

As the officers approached the building, someone inside fired several shots at the officers.

58-year-old Chicago Police Captain Edward Kulbida, a 29-year veteran with the department, was struck by one or two bullets.

Kulbida and the other officers took shelter in a hallway in the building, as the suspect continued to fire on them.

More than 100 officers responded to the scene, as well as the SWAT team.

Kulbida was pulled from the building and taken to the hospital for treatment. He arrived in critical condition but was upgraded to stable.

Superintendent Garry McCarthy addressed the media outside of the hospital, saying Kulbida was awake and talking with his family and was upbeat. He is expected to recover.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined dozens of officers at the hospital, waiting for word of his condition.

The standoff came to an end at about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, as the SWAT team used a “flash bang” device and then entered the apartment building.

Brown was taken into custody and a 42-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. His body remained in the apartment building until Wednesday morning. McCarthy could not say if the unidentified man was shot during the initial exchange of gunfire or if it was self-inflicted.

The incident is under investigation.

Kulbida is the highest-ranking officer to be shot in the line of duty in several years. He was seriously injured when an alleged drunk driver crashed into his squad car in 1998.

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  • worthme10

    Geezz, the Cops cause their own misery. Overwhelming force seldom works and in fact this case shows that…… Suspects should be ambushed, that is, with a small amount of Officers using surprise and conquer…..

    • Wilson

      Ok then Worthme10, get a job with the police dept and show us how its done. Go ahead, mr smart guy, since you “know” so much show us how to do it properly

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