CHICAGO (CBS)– A suspect has been charged with shooting a man on a CTA Blue Line train.
Anothony Guglielmi, CPD spokesperson, said Patrick Waldon, 31, was arrested Wednesday and has prior convictions for battery, armed robbery, gun possession and was on parole at the time of the incident.READ MORE: Man Shot While Driving In West Elsdon; 10-Year-Old Passenger Not Injured
Convicted felon and habitual criminal charged with yesterday's Blue Line Shooting. Patrick Waldon, 31, has prior convictions for battery, armed robbery, gun possession and was on parole. Case was broken thanks to the community who stepped up and the HD video systems on @CTA pic.twitter.com/hI61JJqkf4
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 6, 2020
Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck addressed the media Thursday and said video throughout the city was used to track Waldon.
Officials said Waldon was spotted at a Target throwing away some of the victim’s items he stole. He was later located, still armed.READ MORE: Cab Driver Robbed At Gunpoint In Norwood Park
According to Chicago police, Waldon is charged with aggravated battery, armed robbery and being an armed habitual criminal.
Waldon is due in court Thursday afternoon.
A man was shot on a Blue Line train at the UIC-Halsted stop Wednesday morning, in an apparent robbery following an argument on the train, police said.
Police Chief of Patrol Fred Waller said a 30-year-old man was shot in the back around 10:45 a.m. as he was exiting a westbound Blue Line train at the UIC-Halsted station at 430 S. Halsted St.
The victim was taken to Stroger Hospital in “very serious condition,” according to Waller. He was interviewed police after undergoing surgery, officials said Thursday.
Beck said he is meeting with CTA officials to talk about increasing police presence.MORE NEWS: With Eviction Moratorium Over, Many Chicagoans In Need Of Rental Assistance Are Still In Limbo
This is a developing story.