Suspect charged in case that led to two Chicago policemen being killed by train

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CHICAGO — A suspect has been charged with two firearm crimes in the case that led to the deaths Monday of two Chicago police officers hit by a South Shore commuter train.

Edward Brown was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm, the Chicago Tribune reports. He told police he found a pistol in an alley near his home and fired it to see if it worked. That led to the shots-fired call that brought police officers Eduard Marmolejo and Conrad Gary to the scene; they were struck by the train while pursuing a suspect along the tracks at the 103rd Avenue station on the Metra Electric line. [See “Chicago police officers, pursuing suspect, killed when struck by train,” Trains News Wire, Dec. 18, 2018.]

Video recovered from one officer’s body camera shows a northbound Metra train was approaching as they walked along the tracks, so they stayed on the southbound tracks, unaware the second train was approaching.

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