A Chicago man was charged tonight with three felonies for allegedly firing a rifle from the platform of the McCormick Place Station on the Metra Electric Line earlier this month.
Shawn A. Kimbrough, 40, of Chicago, was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, possession of a firearm without a Firearm Owners Identification Card and reckless discharge of a firearm. He will appear in Bond Court at 26th and California on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
He turned himself in to Metra Police this morning after a request to the public for information and assistance about the incident resulted in tips that identified him as a suspect. Metra Police then negotiated the terms of his surrender with his lawyer.
The incident, which was captured on the station’s video cameras, occurred at about 10 a.m. on Dec 1. A man standing on the platform pulled a rifle out of a bag and fired one round off the platform to the west. It is not clear what he was aiming at if anything, but no one was injured. He then returned the rifle to his bag and exited the station.
Metra would like to thank the FBI, the local Joint Terrorism Task Force, the Cook County States Attorney’s Office, the Illinois State Police Statewide Intelligence Information Center and local suburban law enforcement partners for their assistance in this investigation.