Man Charged with Murder After Attack at Naperville Bar

Shaun Wild, a teacher at Spring Brook Elementary School, died of injuries sustained during a stabbing Saturday morning. A former Lemont High School student who now attends North Central College was also seriously injured in the incident.

A Naperville man has been charged in the stabbing death of an elementary school teacher and the injury of two others at a local bar Saturday morning, authorities said.

Daniel J. Olaska, 27, of the 1500 block of Fox Hill Drive, was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted murder in the attack that left 24-year-old Shaun Wild dead and two others seriously injured, said DuPage County State's Attorney's Office Spokesman Paul Darrah.

Olaska is scheduled to appear in DuPage County Court for a bond hearing Sunday morning, Darrah said. Further details are expected to be released during a press conference at 9 a.m. Sunday.

Wild, a alumnus and first-year teacher at  in , died after a stabbing in the early morning hours Saturday at . Police confirm Wild died as a result of the injuries he received.

Willie Hayes, a Lemont native and current student at North Central College, was also injured in the incident. He underwent surgery and is in serious condition at , a nurse on duty confirmed.

A third person, identified as one of the bar's bouncers, was treated and released from Edward Hospital, according to Naperville Police Sgt. Gregg Bell.

said paramedics and officers responded to the bar shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday for a report of a person having been stabbed. Paramedics found three people with stab wounds, all of which were taken to Edward Hospital.

While on the scene, police identified a suspect in the incident and took that person into custody, Bell said. 

A native of Brown Deer, WI, Wild graduated from North Central College in 2011. He was a punter on the football team and attended the college for three years, said Clark Teuscher, director of sports information at North Central College.

Hayes is from Lemont and a current student at the college, Teuscher said. Hayes is a defensive end on the North Central football team. Tony Hamilton, director of school and community relations for , said Hayes graduated in 2008 and was a standout football player, and part of Lemont's 2007 state runner-up squad.

North Central College said counselors are available to the campus community Saturday in the Dyson Wellness Center. Campus ministry staff is available in Kiekhofer Hall. Members of the Residence Life staff are available in residence halls as well. Members of the campus community plan to hold a service at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Harold and Eva White Activities Center "to support each other and pray for Shaun’s family and friends and Willie’s speedy recovery."

Police are continuing to investigate the incident. Naperville police ask that anyone with information call the department's Investigations Section at 630-420-6726, or the Crime Stoppers Hotline at 630-420-6006.

This is the second in less than a year. In March, a 31-year-old Lombard man was charged after police said he stabbed a bouncer at .


Chris February 10, 2012 at 03:02 PM
I read that and here's the thing here. There was no reason Dan needed to have that type if a knife on him; especially in Naperville. And the fact that ge was an Eagle Scout makes it even worse. He should have known better, ESPECIALLY in this day and age. And the fact that he was getting after others in the bar is very telling of his possible intentions. Listen; alcohol clearly clouds judgment and magnifies feelings. Many of us have undoubtedly suffered from "drinkers remorse."
Fact Monger February 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
ABSOLUTE CRAP mr don . . . confession coupled with recorded footage of killing one and stabbing two more within the blue room . . . leaves zero room for innocence
Fact Monger February 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM
> donald baker . . . PLEASE READ http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/daniel-olaska-bond-naperville-bar-stabbing-139074819.html and realize the fact that this coward with a knife was looking for one thing that night and when he was done pressing the female patrons Hayes Wild ended up in his path. It sickens me when you apply a media friendly label where it does not match the facts without knowledge or full disclosure of the situation. The reality is there were no bullies in the confrontation . . only a coward with a knife!!
Fact Monger February 11, 2012 at 01:07 PM
> distorted rose . . please read the nbc article based on fact from the Naperville police http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/daniel-olaska-bond-naperville-bar-stabbing-139074819.html then you can understand the coward with the knife was the one provoking fist ladies then guys . . . seems there was a path he was on and unfortunately a few good men were in his path. the lesson may be when we don't know someone in public we should be on high guard as whats inside that person might be very unstable and volatile couple that with they might be armed . . .
Pam O February 17, 2012 at 01:20 AM
My heart goes out to the families of Willie Hayes and especially Shaun Wild! My husbands father was murdered in a random act of violence 15 years ago! The pain doesn't go away... If you are christian, know that Shaun is surrounded by your love in the comfort of heaven! He sounded like a great person who touched many! God bless both families, and I pray you find peace in your heart!


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