2 police officers hit and killed by train in Chicago
CHICAGO, Illinois– Two Chicago police officers have been killed after being hit by a train Monday evening.
According to our Tribune affiliate WGN, they were struck by a South Shore Line Train on the city’s South Side, while investigating a call of shots fired. The officers reportedly chased a shooting suspect onto the tracks.
The train was heading to Indiana when the crash happened.
Metra officials tell WGN the inbound and outbound train on the Metra Electric District have been stopped for the time being.
The officers have been identified as 36-year-old Conrad Gray, who had been on the force for a year and a half, and Eduardo Marmolejo, 31, who had been an officer for two and a half years.
According to WGN a weapon was recovered and a person of interest was being questioned.