CN Railroad Security Guard Shot, Killed in Harvey

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Police are searching for a man who shot and killed a Canadian National Railroad contracted security guard and stole two vehicles Saturday evening in south suburban Harvey.

About 7 p.m., a woman called police to report a man stealing her car, according to Harvey city spokesman Sean Howard. The woman was able to get in another car and followed the man while speaking with police. After hearing police sirens and realizing he was being followed, the man crashed the stolen car near 159th Street and Park.

The man then ran towards the viaduct on the nearby railroad where he saw the Canadian National Railroad security guard working at an inter-modal facility in a vehicle, said Howard and CN spokesman Patrick Waldron. The guard was found shot in the abdomen and was taken to South Suburban Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office could not immediately confirm the death.The shooter stole the guard’s vehicle but then abandoned it in the 100 block of 71st Street, according to Howard.

The man was seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, said Howard. Harvey police and other agencies are conducting a manhunt for the man who is considered armed and dangerous.

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