CHICAGO — A man allegedly involved in the incident that resulted in two Chicago Police officers getting hit and killed by a commuter train on the South Side was charged with two gun crimes, police said Wednesday.
Edward Brown, 24, is charged with felony reckless discharge of a firearm and felony aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Police said the charges are tied to Monday’s tragedy at 103rd and Cottage Grove, when officers searching for a person firing shots were killed by a South Shore train leaving the city.
After reviewing body cam video, police say Officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 37, and Conrad Gary, 31, were letting a northbound train pass but didn’t see a southbound train coming. The noise from the first train likely masked the sound of the second train, police surmised.
Soon after the officers were killed, police said a suspect was being questioned and a gun was found.
A wake for Gary will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday at Blake Lamb Funeral Home, 4727 W. 103rd St., in Oak Lawn. His funeral will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at St. Rita of Cascia Shrine Chapel, 7740 S. Western Ave.
The wake for Marmolejo will be held from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday at the same Blake Lamb Funeral Home. His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Rita Cascia Shrine Chapel.