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Thursday, December 20, 2018

Suspect linked to officers' death charged #Ward09 #PrayforCPD

[VIDEO] Well the suspect officers Gary & Marmolejo were chasing on railroad tracks when they were hit but a southbound South Shore commuter train has been charged.
Edward Brown, 24, of Chicago, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He was scheduled to appear for a bond hearing Thursday at the Leighton Criminal Court Building.

Calumet District Officers Eduardo Marmolejo and Conrad Gary had been called to an area near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Monday after a ShotSpotter sensor picked up gunfire, police officials said. Marmolejo, 36, and Gary, 31, saw a suspect, got out of their car and scrambled up to the tracks, according to police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

When the officers stopped Brown and asked him if he was carrying anything illegal, he said, “Yes, I have a gun on me,” said Guglielmi. He said the officers confiscated a Kel-Tec handgun from Brown’s sweater pocket and Brown acknowledged firing the weapon on the tracks.

Brown told the officers he found the gun in an alley a few blocks away at 101st Street and Vernon Avenue and that he was “just testing it out,” Guglielmi said. Brown was then arrested and taken to a police station.

Guglielmi said that’s where the arresting officers learned Marmolejo and Gary had been fatally struck by the train.
Brown will not faces charges of murder despite his link to the deaths of these two officers. 

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