The Latest on a man facing charges in connection with the deaths of two Chicago police officers struck by a train (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

The man police were searching for when two Chicago officers were struck and killed by a train has been ordered held on $200,000 bond.

Edward Brown appeared in bond court Thursday on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

During the hearing, Assistant State’s Attorney Guy Lisuzzo said Brown was coming home from work and had gotten off a train when he went into an alley and found a fanny pack. Lisuzzo says Brown looked inside, saw a gun and ammunition, and took it home. He later went to the tracks to shoot the gun, firing it twice — once in the air and once at a school building that was not in session.

Police later located the owner of the gun, who told them that he dropped his fanny pack while taking out the garbage.

If Brown is convicted, he faces a possible prison term of one to three years.

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12:03 p.m.

The man police were searching for when two Chicago officers were struck and killed by a train says he didn’t know police were looking for him following reports of gunfire.

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Thursday that Edward Brown told detectives he’d found a gun and had taken it to a remote area near the train tracks to see if it worked Monday evening.

Guglielmi says detectives believe Brown, who was stopped minutes later by other officers near a train station on the city’s South Side.

The officers killed were Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo. Investigators say the officers likely didn’t see or hear the train that hit them because of a another train traveling toward them from a different direction.

Brown is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on charges of reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 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)
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 near 103rd Street and Dauphin Avenue on Monday, Dec. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Source: The Associated Press

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