Chicago police release photos of suspect in fatal stabbing on CTA train

A man was stabbed to death on a CTA Blue Line train Monday night in the South Loop.

Police and paramedics found 43-year-old James R. Parsons IV suffering from a stab wound the chest around 10:52 p.m. at the Clinton Blue Line station, officials said.

Parsons was taken to Stroger Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. 


On Tuesday, Chicago police released photos of the suspect involved in the homicide. CPD described him as a Black male with a black-gray beard, and approximately 35 to 55-years-old.

After the suspect stabbed Parsons multiple times, police say he exited at the LaSalle Street subway platform.

No one is in custody. Area Three detectives are investigating.

The deadly attack came hours after Chicago Police Supt. David Brown talked about the resources the department has dedicated to the city's transit system.

"We've added an additional 130 officers to the CTA since March to not only control the platforms but to also patrol our buses, our stops that drive violence," Brown said. "We've seen an increase in arrests recently."