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.
GoFundMe pages authorized by the families have been set up to raise money. Both men were married with children. The fundraiser for Marmolejo is here. The page for Gary is here.
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.