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1 Cop Shot, 1 Suspect Dead, 1 Captured After Standoff at 72nd St and Lowe, Chicago

Wed October 08 2014 9:00 am
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Chicago police and U.S. Marshals were on the scene at 72nd Street and Lowe Avenue about 5:30 p.m. looking for Daniel Brown, 42, a suspect that either was about to arrive at his sister’s house or was already there. Then encounter began with gunfire about 5:54 p.m., and the shooting of Chicago Police Department Captain Edward Kulbida, age 58. Brown was wanted for the shooting of three people in Indianapolis last weekend, and apparently fled to Chicago where he allegedly shot the Chicago Police Department captain — grazing him in the head and hitting him in the clavicle and shoulder region. Brown then barricaded himself in his sister’s apartment Tuesday night. A standoff began that lasted until about 11:30 p.m and ended it with the wounding and capture of Daniel Brown and the death of another 42-year-old man.

First 21 minutes after police “Shots Fired” and “Officer Down” and “10-1” at 72nd Street and Lowe Avenue, Chicago on October 8, 2014 starting about 5:55 p.m.

Daniel Brown, 42, is a suspect in shootings that occurred October 4, 2014 at a Ricker’s gas station on West 71st Street and a Gateway Motel on Lafayette Road in Indianapolis. With a manhunt by US Marshals, law officers must have suspected he might turn up at his sister’s apartment near 72nd Street and Lowe Avenue in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. He or another suspect allegedly shot the Chicago police captain in the shoulder and grazed his head from the sister’s apartment building window.

Police initially told news sources that Brown started shooting when a group of U.S. Marshals and Chicago police officers approached the building to question Brown’s sister who lived there. After the shots were fired, multiple police units, including a Chicago Police SWAT team and K-9 units were called to the scene in the 7200 block of S. Lowe Avenue, where Brown had barricaded himself inside his sister’s apartment.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department had traced Brown to the area of the sister’s apartment and asked Chicago police for assistance.

Brown allegedly shot his fiancee’s friend after she joined the dispute when Brown and his fiancee were arguing and while they were all three riding in the same car. Brown fled on foot and then hijacked a car and headed for his fiancee’s apartment. He picked up his dog and left in his 2009 Nissan Altima. At separate locations Brown also shot two additional people that are believed to be acquaintances.

Brown allegedly stole a semi-trailer truck from a truck yard in Marion County, Indiana on Sunday. The truck was tracked to the neighborhood of 72nd Street and Lowe Avenue, just west of Hamilton Park.

When the US Marshal Fugitive Task Force attempted to arrest him while working side-by-side with Chicago police, Brown shot at police from the front apartment window. Captain Edward Kulbida was shot, and officers were able to get him inside. They were trapped inside the apartment building for awhile, but were able to evacuate out the back of the apartment, get him to a Chicago Fire Department ambulance, and transport him to Stroger Cook County Hospital with paramedics.

The United States Marshals Service currently leads 60 local fugitive task forces. The majority of the task forces are full-time efforts, however, additional task forces are formed on an ad-hoc basis, in response to a specific cases. The purpose of regional fugitive task forces is to combine the efforts of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies to locate and apprehend the most dangerous fugitives — especially unique cases that pose immediate threat to the public.

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