Homewood Resident Identified in Police Shooting

The 30-year-old Homewood man was shot and killed in the apartment he lived in after getting into a confrontation with police early Sunday morning.

The man fatally shot by police early Sunday morning has been identified by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office as 30-year-old Homewood resident Brandon Culpepper, according to a Chicago Tribune report.

Police say they were responding to a disturbance call at an apartment building on the 900 block of Olive Rd. just before 7 a.m. Sunday when they got into a confrontation with Culpepper. The sitution lead to his shooting death in his residence on the third floor.

Few other details have been released as state police proceed with an internal investigation of the shooting. We will update with more information as it becomes available.

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cornell hudson January 29, 2013 at 08:20 PM
They won't release details? Smells like a coverup in the making. Don't they know why they shot him?
JD January 30, 2013 at 01:22 AM
Police are public servants paid by the people to protect are way of life.. When is shot and killed by a trained officer an immediate press release is most certainly due!! All they needed to say was a man was shot and killed after pointing a fire arm at an officer.(if that is what happened) and an investigation is underway to determine if the shooting was just.. That is all.. Seems like that could have and should have been done Sunday morning..
JD January 30, 2013 at 01:24 AM
Cover up? That's a bit much.. But the basic facts should be released.. Some people are very upset and concerned/confused.. Why no statement by our beloved HPD??
I KNOW January 30, 2013 at 05:16 AM
Police murdered a man, shot him in the head they haven't thought of an explanation for that. Disgusting homewood police department a shameful organization to say the very least
Hernendo RevolveR January 30, 2013 at 08:28 AM
The Homewood Police are not discussing this because it is being investigated by the Illinois State Police. The details will come out in due time.
concerned January 30, 2013 at 12:14 PM
Police don't shoot innocent people. You don't know nothing!
SouthSide January 30, 2013 at 04:30 PM
Not releasing details is not an attempt to cover up. They know why they shot him. They have no obligation to reveal why they shot him at this point in time.
SouthSide January 30, 2013 at 04:33 PM
Oh please. Homewood Police Department is a respectful and helpful organization. They have no obligation to explain the circumstances at this time.
Lisa Landvogt February 01, 2013 at 03:16 AM
I am confident the shooting was justified, but they could have sent out a community alert, it is not everyday a cop shoots someone in Homewood. A little up front info might have been a wiser move by the village, silence is not always golden. Again, I am sure the shooting was justified and cops have a right to protect themselves and others from harmful and dangerous people and situations. God bless them for their work.
baseball2002 February 02, 2013 at 05:09 PM
The Homewood Police are no saints... I wouldnt say shameful organization but they like other departments have and have had their bad seeds, anxious rookies, and all out disrespectful officers. Why after a week haven't they given a full explanation of the situation? I went to high school with the deceased and I am quite certain he is no hardened criminal. Why was lethal force necessary? Im sure a stun-gun would have subdued the subject. But who knows??..... They haven't released a full report!
johnhazelcrest February 03, 2013 at 02:21 AM
johnhazelcrest. don't be alarmed the police are our friends just doing their duty serving & protecting( wink wink)!
S R February 03, 2013 at 03:45 PM
Please, please respect this situation and allow our family to bring closure to a most difficult situation. Brandon was my cousin and his family asks that only those who knew him and have a sincere interest in paying respects attend the service. You cannot imagine how difficult this is.
robert brown February 03, 2013 at 05:00 PM
Sounds like a cover up to me over the past few years this department has grown to be racist in my opinion. Say what you want the kid was a black male.
Raiye Rosado Cichon February 04, 2013 at 03:36 PM
This was not a "kid", Robert Brown, this was a 30 year old man.
Bob Levy February 04, 2013 at 04:54 PM
Murdered? Way to strong a word and not appropriate!
NewBreedOfNegro February 09, 2013 at 08:48 PM
Obviously "concerned" is a cracker!!! I hope all crackers come back as a black male in their next life so they can see first hand how being black is damn near a crime alone, instead of getting defensive when they know one of their fellow crackers is dead wrong. If youre white & your more concerned with enangered whales in the atlantic ocean than people dying in africa your prejudice regardless of wether or not youve ever used the "N" word.
SouthSide February 13, 2013 at 06:26 PM
I'm white AND an environmentalist concerned about endangered sea life (as well as people dying in Africa and elsewhere) and I agree that being black is nearly a crime in itself in some areas. But in Homewood and Flossmoor? Not so much. Our neighborhoods are pretty diversified and our neighbors pretty much accept and respect each other. Of course, sadly, there are a few bad apples on both ends of the "color" spectrum.
BUTCH February 13, 2013 at 06:48 PM
@new breed sorry but concerned is a female in a man's body or vice versa whose concern is about his her inability to write and think or act a human being. "he-she really don't know nothing"


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