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Chicago transit worker accused of shooting man at station after scuffle

A Chicago Transit Authority employee was arrested for allegedly taking pictures a person after an altercation at a transit station within the Windy Metropolis over the weekend, police stated.

The 53-year-old employee, recognized as Sylvester Adams, was busted simply moments after he allegedly shot a 37-year-old man round 2 a.m. Saturday morning at the ninety fifth/Dan Ryan Crimson Line cease.

Police stated Adams and the sufferer received into an argument after the person was disturbing prospects on the station.

The dispute turned bodily — with the sufferer shoving Adams to the bottom, cops stated.

After the sufferer fled down the steps, Adams allegedly drew a gun and shot him a number of instances, cops stated.

The sufferer was hospitalized in vital situation with gunshot wounds to his again, stomach and left leg, police stated.

CTA stated the employee was employed as a buyer assistant and was not allowed to hold a firearm.

“Primarily based on our personal investigation, we will additionally affirm that this worker was in violation of a number of CTA workforce guidelines, together with one which expressly prohibits the possession of a firearm,” the company stated in an announcement.

The CTA is “pursuing termination” of Adams, the company stated.

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