Man Charged in Shooting Death of Railroad Security Guard

A suspect being held by police for the shooting death of a CN Railroad security guard has been charged with murder, authorities announced Tuesday.

Rashad Williams was taken into custody late Sunday night, according to police, and charged Tuesday with the murder of Tyrone Hardin as well as the attempted murder of another CN Railroad employee, the Harvey Police Department said in a news release.

Police said it was the tips on the suspect’s whereabouts they received that helped lead to an arrest

Williams was found around 9 p.m. in the Chicago Heights neighborhood, police said. 

Harvey’s deputy chief said Chicago Heights police surveillance teams spotted the 24-year-old carrying grocery bags near 114th Street and East End Avenue. 

Hardin, 38, was working a second job as a security guard for Canadian National Railroad on Nov. 26 when police say Williams was fleeing from police and encountered Hardin. Williams then shot and killed Hardin, according to police, before stealing his car and fleeing

Williams was identified as a suspect days after the murder. 

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