The Chicago police captain wounded during a stand-off in the Englewood neighborhood Tuesday night continues to recover in the hospital.
Police Supt Garry McCarthy says Captain Ed Kulbida is joking around and already talking about coming back to work.
Supt McCarthy said Kulbida is the kind of cop that doesn't lead from behind but from the front.
So it was not unusual for him to be out with a fugitive apprehension team Tuesday trying to arrest an Indianapolis man wanted for shooting three people.
The 58-year-old 29 year veteran of the force works in one of the most violent neighborhoods in Chicago, the 7th District in Englewood. He's the highest ranking Chicago police officer to be shot in a long time. He has 146 departmental awards, including seven commendations.
It’s unclear is the suspect, Daniel Brown will be charged in Chicago or be extradited to Indianapolis. Police are also investigating who shot captain Kulbida, Brown or an accomplice who was shot dead in an exchange of gunfire.