An armed Chicago officer heads toward a downtown building where a gunman, Joe Jackson, had shot 4 people and taken hostages. The 45-minute attack ended with a SWAT sniper fatally shooting Jackson. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
When Chicago's SWAT team arrived at 500 W. Madison last Friday, Joe Jackson had already shot four people and was holding another hostage.
The team had just been on the West Side assisting with a high-risk search warrant when it was called downtown, said Special Operations Section Cmdr. Wayne Gulliford, who was at the scene as the drama unfolded.
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