On Monday, December 17, 2018, Officer Eduardo Marmolejo and Officer Conrad Gary were struck and killed by a Metra 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 an outbound train while they pursued him at the 103rd Street Rosemoor stop.
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 Marmolejo had served with the Chicago Police Department for 2-1/2 years and was assigned to the Calumet District. He is survived by his wife and children.
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