Man, 24, charged in connection to deaths of 2 Chicago officers killed by train

CHICAGO — A 24-year-old man was charged Wednesday in connection to the deaths of two Chicago police officers fatally struck by a train earlier this week.

Edward Brown was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and reckless discharge of a firearm, according to the Cook County state’s attorney’s office. He is scheduled to appear in bond court on Thursday.

Fifth District Officers Eduardo Marmolejo, 36, and Conrad Gary, 31, were chasing a shooting suspect onto train tracks on the Far South Side around 6 p.m. Monday, and were both hit by a passing  train near 103rd Street and Cottage Grove Avenue.

Four Chicago police officers now have been killed in the line of duty this year.

Chicago Police Officers Conrad Gary (left) and Eduardo Marmolejo.

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