Man wanted in Indiana drive-by captured after 4.5-hour standoff in Dolton

2014-06-04T18:30:00Z 2014-06-04T22:29:38Z Man wanted in Indiana drive-by captured after 4.5-hour standoff in DoltonSarah Reese sarah.reese@nwi.com, (219) 933-3351 nwitimes.com

DOLTON | A man wanted in a drive-by shooting in Indiana was arrested after a nearly five-hour standoff Tuesday in Dolton, police said.

The man was taken into custody about 30 minutes after authorities filled the house with pepper spray, Dolton Police Chief John Franklin said.

The man was wanted in a drive-by shooting with an assault rifle in Indiana, Franklin said. The chief didn't have information on where in Indiana the alleged drive-by shooting occurred.

Franklin said the U.S. Marshals Service notified him Tuesday morning that it was looking for the man.

Dolton police received word about 1:30 p.m. that the man had been tracked to a home in the 14800 block of Irving Avenue, Franklin said.

A pregnant woman answered the door, confirmed the man was in the home and said there was a gun inside, Franklin said. The woman immediately left the home, he said.

After the man refused to come out, multiple police agencies responded. About 6:10 p.m., authorities flooded the house with pepper spray gas, Franklin said.

The man came down from the attic within 30 minutes and was taken into custody, he said. Authorities washed the man down with water at the scene, he said.

Dolton police recovered a .40-caliber semi-automatic pistol from the home, Franklin said.

No injuries were reported and no shots were fired, Franklin said.

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