$50K bail for passenger shot by South Shore Line officer

A suburban man who was shot by a South Shore Line officer after allegedly physically attacking him Thursday morning at the Hegewisch station was ordered held Saturday on $50,000 bail.

Alfredo Alanis, 33, of Lansing allegedly created a disturbance on a commuter train near the Hegewisch station, 13730 S Brainerd Ave, according to Chicago police. An officer of the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, which operates the South Shore Line attempted to remove him from the train when Alanis began physically battering him, police said.

During the struggle, the officer shot Alanis in his abdomen, police said.

Alanis was placed into custody on the scene and transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition, Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.


The officer was taken to a hospital for a facial injury, police said. He was in good condition at Trinity Hospital, Langford said.

Alanis faces one felony count of aggravated battery to a peace officer and appeared in bond court Saturday, where a judge set his bail at $50,000.

He is expected back in court March 15.