Alleged Gunman in Fatal CTA Tunnel Shooting Arrested in Oak Park

The man was taken into custody by U.S. Marshals and Chicago police officers

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NOTE: Chicago police originally reported the suspect had been arrested in Oak Brook. The department subsequently corrected the record to indicate the suspect was arrested in Oak Park.

A man has been charged in connection with the triple shooting on the CTA Monday that left a man dead and two others wounded.

Torrez Cathery, 23, was arrested in west suburban Oak Park Thursday, two days after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Chicago police said. He was charged with one count of first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm.

The early Monday shooting was sparked by a “personal” dispute, police said. The shooting happened in the tunnel connecting the Jackson Red and Blue lines in the 200 block of South Dearborn.

Edward Charleston, 24, was killed when he was shot in the stomach and chest. Another man was shot in the head and arm and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was listed in critical condition.

A 19-year-old woman was shot in the back and taken to the same hospital, where she was listed in good condition. Police said she doesn’t appear to have been involved in the argument between the men.

Two babies were in the vicinity of the shooting, CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said. The children were in the group that included the three victims, but the woman who was shot isn’t their mother, he said.

Cathery is due in bond court Friday.

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