Two police officers were killed when they were hit by a train Monday night in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune reported that CPD officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, were killed on the far south side of the city.
The Chicago Tribune reported that the officers were investigating a call for shots.
After reports of gunfire prompted the officers to survey the area, they were hit by an outbound South Shore rail at the 103rd Street Rosemoor stop near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue around 6:20 pm
"Police officers Eddie Johnson said late Monday at the Police Department's South Side headquarters." These brave young men were consumed with identifying a potential threat, "said police superintendent.
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the two officers investigated the area, then pursued the suspects by foot, and that's when their tragic end happened.
"The most dangerous thing is to take a weapon off an armed individual, "Johnson said. "I am deeply saddened at this tragic event and ask that everyone keeps their families and co-workers in their thoughts and prayers. An investigation is underway, and we will keep everyone updated as details emerge. "
" A weapon was recovered and a person of interest is being questioned at the site where two newly appointed #ChicagoPolice officers lost their lives to protect their community from a gunman, "Guglielmi said.