Chicago police: 2 LEOs die after being struck by train

Two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city's far South Side have died after being struck by a train

Duty Death: Eduardo Marmolejo and Conrad Gary - [Chicago, Illinois]

End of Service: 12/17/2018


Associated Press

CHICAGO — Chicago police say two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city's far South Side have died after being struck by a train.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said the officers who were fatally hit Monday evening were 37-year-old Eduardo Marmolejo and 31-year-old Conrad Gary. Johnson said Marmolejo had been with the department for two and a half years and Gary for 18 months.

Police investigate the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Police investigate the scene where two officers were killed after they were struck by a South Shore train near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. 17, 2018, in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Johnson said the officers were struck shortly after 6 p.m.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said a weapon was recovered and a person of interest is being questioned.

Local media reported that the officers were struck by a train operated by the South Shore commuter rail line that links northern Indiana and Chicago.

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