CTA employee charged with shooting 37-year-old man multiple times at 95th Street Red Line Stop
CHICAGO - A Lynwood man who works for the CTA is accused of shooting a 37-year-old man at the CTA's 95th Street Red Line Stop Saturday on Chicago's South Side.
Sylvester Adams, 53, faces one felony count of attempted first-degree murder and one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Chicago police told FOX 32 Chicago that two men got into an argument.
Police said one of the men started to walk away down the stairs; Adams – who is a CTA customer assistant – followed him, pulled out a gun and shot him three times.
In a statement Saturday afternoon, the CTA said: "[W]e can confirm that the individual involved in last night’s shooting at the 95th/Dan Ryan terminal was a CTA employee, working as a customer assistant. Based on our own investigation, we can also confirm that this employee was in violation of several CTA workforce rules, including one that expressly prohibits the possession of a firearm. CTA is pursuing termination of this employee."