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Man shot in confrontation with rail police officer on South Shore Line in Hegewisch neighborhood

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About 8:15 a.m., in the 13700 block of South Brainerd Avenue in the Hegewisch neighborhood, a man was on train No. 114 when he became aggressive with a ticket collector and conductor who requested assistance from a transit police officer. When the officer, a railroad police officer with the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District, tried to remove the man, he became physically aggressive and a struggle ensued, and the officer discharged his weapon, Chicago police said.

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