Chicago officers likely didn't see train that killed them


    Passengers sit on a train while police officers work 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. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi posted on Twitter that the "devastating tragedy" occurred when the officers were investigating a shots-fired call. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP)

    Chicago police say two officers likely didn't see or hear a train that fatally struck them as they pursued a suspect because they were looking at a train approaching from another direction.

    Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Tuesday that footage was recovered from the body camera worn by one of the officers killed Monday night . The officers were struck as they investigated a report of gunshots on the city's far South Side.

    Guglielmi says the video shows the officers "clearly acknowledge" a northbound train just before they were hit by a southbound train. He says the sound of the northbound train likely made it impossible for the officers to hear the other train.

    Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson led a delegation of police command staff searching the area overnight. They recovered the remains of Officers Eduardo Marmolejo and Conrad Gary.


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