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Police Fatally Shoot Armed Man On Red Line

By Soyoung Kwak in News on Sep 18, 2010 4:30PM

Photo by -Tripp-
Chicago police shot and killed an armed man on the CTA Red Line train at the Garfield/55th Street Red Line stop this morning. Police responded to a call about the suspect around 1:40 a.m. When the police approached the Red Line station, a train conductor gave the police a description of man with the gun and also directed the police to where the suspect was last seen on the train. After the police located the man, they confronted him:

When police approached the man, a struggle ensued. The man then pointed a handgun at the officers, and as a result of this action, both officers discharged their weapons, striking him.

After the incident occurred, shuttles began operating to and from the 47th and the 63rd Street Red Line stations. Service on the Red Line returned to normal this morning before 8 a.m.