Man Charged In Red Line Train Shooting On South Side

Sun-Times Media Wire
March 26, 2020 - 11:21 am
Brandon Latimore

Chicago police


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A South Deering man is charged with firing a gun on a CTA Red Line train Tuesday at the 79th Street station.

Brandon Latimore, 21, faces a count of felony aggravated discharge of a weapon, Chicago police said.

Latimore was allegedly arguing with another man on the Red Line train at about 3:45 p.m., police said.

He allegedly fired one shot on the train before stepping onto the 79th Street platform and firing another shot back into the train, police said. No one was hurt in the shooting.

Two men wanted for allegedly exchanging gunfire March 24, 2020, on a Red Line train in Chatham.
Chicago police

Officers recovered one shell casing inside the train and anther on the station platform, police said.

Latimore was arrested Wednesday evening in the 7000 block of South Vincennes Avenue, police said.

Police released surveillance photos of two suspects in the shooting.

Latimore was ordered held without bail during a hearing Thursday, according to Cook County court records. He is due back in court April 22.

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