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Police captain shot during Englewood standoff released from hospital

A Chicago Police captain who was shot Tuesday evening, resulting in a gun battle and standoff in Englewood, has been released from the hospital, police announced Thursday afternoon.

Capt. Ed Kulbida, second in command in the Englewood District, suffered wounds to his head and shoulder when shots were fired about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday near 72nd and Lowe, police said.

He was taken to Stroger Hospital, and released Thursday.

Kulbida asks that the media respect his privacy at this time, police said.

A police source confirmed early Wednesday that the man taken into custody after the standoff was Daniel Brown, 42, wanted for attempted murder in Indianapolis.

Supt. Garry McCarthy is expected to discuss charges against Brown at a press conference at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Chicago Police Headquarters.

Brown had wounded three people Saturday in Indianapolis and had been sought by authorities ever since.

At the scene of the Englewood shooting late Tuesday, McCarthy had told reporters: “We have one offender in custody and there’s apparently one who is DOA.”

At that point, McCarthy had said police were “unsure who’s who. We’re going to let the detectives do their investigation and take it from there,” he said. He added both were considered “offenders” in the standoff.

Police later said Brown was not shot.

McCarthy said he did not know how one of the men died and noted that hostage negotiators tried to talk to both men but never got a response.

The gun battle erupted after Brown opened fire from an apartment building, authorities said.

The U.S. Marshals Service’s Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force had tracked Brown from Indiana to his sister’s home in Englewood, sources said.

A Chicago Police fugitive apprehension team, including U.S. Marshals, were outside her home to arrest Brown at the time.

Kulbida, 58, is 29-year veteran of the department. He has received 146 departmental awards, including seven Department Commendations, according to police.