A police standoff at an Englewood neighborhood apartment building ended Tuesday night with one man dead and another in custody several hours after a police captain was shot while trying to execute a warrant.
The standoff at the building in the 7200 block of South Lowe Avenue ended at about 11:30 p.m. Police police did not identify who was killed but neighbors said it was a man who lived in the home, adding that they don't believe he fired any shots at police.
Capt. Ed Kulbida was shot at around 5:30 p.m. while helping U.S. Marshals serve an arrest warrant on Daniel Brown, wanted in connection with a triple shooting in Indiana over the weekend. Kulbida, 58, suffered gunshot wounds to his head and shoulder and was listed in stable condition at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County. He was not expected to undergo surgery.
"The most important part is that he's in great spirits, he's surrounded by family and he's gonna be OK," Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy told reporters outside the hospital late Tuesday.
Indianapolis NBC affiliate WTHR-TV reported that Brown, 42, was accused of shooting his fiancée's friend, carjacking a vehicle and later shooting another woman and man on Saturday.
The motive is unclear, but police said Brown knew all three of his victims. He then allegedly stole a tractor-trailer and fled to the Englewood home where his sister lived. Chicago police officers and agents from the U.S. Marshals Service went there looking for him.
A source told NBC Chicago that Brown was armed with a .40-caliber weapon. He was taken into custody following a gun battle with police.
Residents in the area were safely evacuated while the standoff continued for several hours.
"It's a very complicated layout of this apartment complex. It took us awhile to get civilians out of the actual location," McCarthy said.
Among those residents was Keith Fleming, who was sleeping when the ordeal started.
"I woke up and a few minutes later an officer knocked on the door and said, 'Hey, you need to hit the deck."
Around 100 officers converged on the Englewood neighborhood after Capt. Kulbida was shot. Several armored vehicles were also called to the scene. Several more police officers converged outside the hospital Tuesday evening. Mayor Rahm Emanuel was among those who visited.
The incident created some headaches for commuters as Metra's southwest line was shut down for several hours.