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Chicago murder suspect killed during shootout with police on packed Metra train

January 8, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Chicago murder suspect killed during shootout with police on packed Metra train

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Murder suspect killed during shootout on packed Metra Train.

A murder suspect wanted in a Chicago-area slaying was killed during a shootout that erupted with police on board a packed commuter Metra train late Friday officials said.

Officers with the South Suburban Major Crimes Police Task Force had been tracking 32-year-old Jamal Parks, 32, of Gurnee, Illnois, who was wanted for Thursday’s fatal shooting of 34-year-old David Murrell in Evergreen Park.

According to WLS-TV, Parks was traveling northbound onboard a Metra train that stopped at the Lake Cook Road Station in Deerfield.

Members of the taskforce along with Deerfield Police officers had positioned themselves inside the train and on the platform. The murder suspect noticed the presence of law enforcement and immediately ran to the train’s upper level before firing several rounds at police with around 40 people onboard.

Officers retreated before returning fire hitting Parks. He was rushed to Highland Park Hospital where he later died.

Tracey Klassman, 22, was taking the train home when the gunfire erupted on the train told the Chicago Tribune: “It was scary, all of a sudden we heard Duck!, duck! duck! I think that was a gunshot.”

Klassman said moments later around 30 people came running in her car with their heads down. “I wasn’t sure if the gunman was shooting at these people or what.”

Two officers suffered minor injuries during the incident.

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