Indianapolis triple shooting suspect involved in Chicago police shooting
UPDATE: The standoff situation in Chicago has ended. More info here.
ENGLEWOOD, Chicago (Oct. 7, 2014)– A Chicago police captain was injured in a shooting Tuesday with a man suspected in a triple shooting in Indianapolis.
Daniel Brown reportedly engaged in gun battle with U.S. Marshals and Chicago police officers. A police captain has sustained a head-wound but is expected to survive.
Police tracked Brown to his sister’s apartment in Englewood in a semi tractor-trailer he had stolen from a south side Marion County truck yard Sunday – the day after he allegedly shot three people in Indianapolis.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., Chicago Police were attempting to apprehend Brown when he began shooting from the window of residence.
As a result, a Chicago P.D. Captain was shot, the bullet grazing his head and then hitting his shoulder.
The captain is in the hospital currently in good condition, and he is expected to survive. He is a 29-year veteran of the department.
Brown is now barricaded inside his sister’s apartment with the woman and reportedly is armed with two guns.
The stand-off is still on-going.
Brown was charged Tuesday afternoon with the three Indianapolis shootings and for the theft of the vehicle from Ryder Transportation Services, where he formerly worked.
IMPD Chief Rick Hite released this statement in regards to the situation:
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Chicago Police Department, their wounded officer, Superintendent Garry McCarthy, and to the officers still on the scene dealing with this volatile situation. The IMPD has been in contact with CPD and we will continue to monitor the situation. We encourage all of our citizens to pray for a peaceful conclusion, but justice must be served.