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.
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.