Police Officer Conrad Gary, age 31 and Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo, age 36 were struck and killed by a South Shore Line commuter train while investigating a shots-fired call in the area of 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue at 6:20 pm.
They were investigating the sounds of gunfire that had been detected by a ShotSpotter sensor in the area. As they arrived at the scene they observed a suspect running up an embankment toward the railroad tracks. They were both struck by the outbound train while they pursued him across the tracks near the 103rd Street Rosemoor station.
A handgun and shell casings were recovered near the scene by other officers. The suspect they were chasing was apprehended a short time later.
Officer Gary had served with the Chicago Police Department for 18 months and was assigned to the 5th District - Calumet. He is survived by his wife and child. Officer Gary was a U.S Air Force veteran.
Please contact the following agency to send condolences or to obtain funeral arrangements:
Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson
Chicago Police Department
3510 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: (312) 746-6000