A man is facing two felony weapons charges in connection with the deaths of two Chicago police officers who were struck and killed by a commuter train while they were chasing him.

Chicago police said Wednesday, Dec. 19, that 24-year-old Edward Brown of Chicago is charged with reckless discharge of a firearm-endangerment and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon-loaded. He’s due in bond court Thursday.

Police have said Brown was being pursued by officers Eduardo Marmolejo and Conrad Gary on the far South Side after Shotspotter technology detected gunshots in the area. Police said the officers were aware of one train in the area but may not have heard or seen another train coming up behind them.

Police said Brown was taken into custody by other officers, and a gun was recovered.

This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Chicago Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Chicago Police Officer Eduardo Marmolejo. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Chicago Police Officer Conrad Gary. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
This undated photo provided by the Chicago Police Department shows Chicago Police Officer Conrad Gary. (Chicago Police Department via AP)
A Chicago police officer stands on the street following the procession with the bodies as two fallen Chicago police officers arrive at the medical examiner's office in Chicago, Tuesday morning, Dec. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
A Chicago police officer on the street following the procession of two fallen Chicago police officers arriving at the medical examiner’s office in Chicago, on Dec. 18, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Mourners embrace as the procession with the bodies of two fallen Chicago police officers arrive at the medical examiner's office in Chicago, Tuesday morning, Dec. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Mourners embrace as the procession with the two fallen Chicago police officers arrives at the medical examiner’s office in Chicago, on Dec. 18, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
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. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
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 on Dec. 17, 2018. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)
The procession with the bodies of two fallen Chicago police officers arrives to the medical examiner's office in Chicago, Tuesday morning, Dec. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
The procession of two fallen Chicago police officers arrives at the medical examiner’s office in Chicago, Dec. 18, 2018. (Jose M. Osorio/Chicago Tribune via AP)
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. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP)
Passengers sit on a train while police officers work the scene where two officers were killed when they were struck by a South Shore train on Dec. 17, 2018. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP)
The bodies of two Chicago police officers who were fatally struck by a train were brought to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office through a police procession early Tuesday morning. (Dec. 18)
The bodies of two Chicago police officers who were fatally struck by a train were brought to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office in a police procession, on Dec. 18, 2018. (Fox 32 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. (Dec. 18)
Chicago police said two officers investigating a shots-fired call on the city’s South Side have died after being struck by a train, on Dec. 18, 2018. (Screenshot/ ABC 7 Chicago)

Source: The Associated Press

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