Police Release Surveillance Photo Of Gunman In Subway Shooting

UPDATED 02/13/12 6:36 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have released a surveillance photo showing the gunman who shot and killed an employee at a West Town Subway restaurant.

Lyn Ward, 54, was working in the Subway restaurant at 1129 N. Western Ave. – on the cusp of the Humboldt Park and Ukrainian Village communities – when a man armed with a chrome-colored, short-barreled revolver came in about 8:50 p.m. Thursday and announced a robbery, police said.

Ward tried to run out the back of the building when the gunman shot her in the neck. He then ordered another employee to open the register and took some cash, fleeing southbound on Western Avenue.

Ward, of the 4600 block of North Magnolia Avenue, was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital of Cook County at 7:29 a.m. Friday.

The restaurant’s former owner, Bieu Hoang, said he had hired the woman who was killed.

“She worked very good, no complaints,” Hoang told CBS 2’s Mai Martinez.

The suspect is described as a black man between 30 to 40 years old, police said. He is between 5-foot-7 and 5-foot-9-inches tall with a medium build and medium complexion. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored knit ski hat, a tan-colored 3/4-length parka with a fur trimmed hood, light colored blue jeans and white gym shoes with black trim. The man is considered armed and dangerous.

If anyone sees him or knows of his whereabouts, they are asked to call Harrison Area detectives, at (312) 746-8252.

The Sun-Times Meida Wire contributed to this report.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • tom sharp

    Good thing Top Cop has crime going down in Chicago–Ha Ha Ha!!! Just ignore all of those fatal shootings reported on these blogs. If Rahm and Top Cop say “serious crime is down,” it’s down, Right?

  • Fed Up

    And to think that Mayor Rahm and the other bleeding hearts are convinced that having some farmer out by Mendota register his handgun will stop this. Welcome to Moronville, population politicians. We all know the real reason so stop trying to B.S. the American public. We’re watching you.

    • Mr. Justice

      Great Comments Fed Up. These politicians are a bunch of morons.

      • Afro

        “in fear for his and his wife’s lives, shot the man.”

        This is from “Man Shot Dead While Trying To Run Over Off-Duty Officer”

        This is Illinois we are not allowed to shoot people because we fear for our families life! ARREST THIS OFF DUTY COP” TREAT HIM THE SAME AS HE WOULD TREAT A LAW BIDING CITIZEN IN HIS PLACE!!!!!!

        It seems CBS keeps taking down this post

  • The real James Hamilton

    What is a life worth these days? A few bucks from a cash register? Biblical prophecy is being fulfilled.

  • Tom

    You have to be kidding me. A 54 year old woman shot and killed while working at Subway. Obviuously, a person working a job and just trying to get by. With that pic of the suspect, he’ll be in jail by Monday. And as to our Police Super. Look at that guy. Every time you see a pic of him standing next to Rahm, he looks like a beaten down man on the verge of tears. Rahm runs the department. McCarthey is his puppet , says what Rahm tells him to say and believes (even if he doesn’t believe it) what Rahm tells him to believe. The Super is in way over his head. The Super has discovered that crime in Chicago is beyond his comprehension and control.

  • Afro

    voice your support for HB 148 Brandon Phelps said he may bring it up again around March and guess what.

    ISRA is proud to sponsor Illinois Gun Owners Lobby Day for 2012. Wednesday, March 7, 2012

    Forget the hassle of parking near the Capitol! IGOLD will have buses going to Springfield from strategic locations throughout Illinois. Ride the bus, ride with your friends. This year there are additional buses in the Chicago area.


  • Bob Hamilton

    With the technology that is available now, we should be looking at a picture with 500% better resolution than that. Subway? Lives and property are on the line and you’re rolling with a .5 megapixel image? Try to rob my store, and you’ll be on the big screen in slo-motion high definition 3D with surround sound. But we also have multiple sharpshooters, (including the customers) so that any robbery attempt would have different results.

  • Jon

    Network Video Recorder for security cameras: http://www.ipcorder.com/en/showroom

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