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Suspect Arrested In Loop CTA Tunnel Shooting That Killed 1, Wounded 2

CHICAGO (CBS) -- A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with a shooting that left one person dead and two injured in a Loop CTA tunnel this week.

Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the gunman was arrested by U.S. Marshals and CPD Task Force in west suburban Oak Park. Federal agents had to use a Taser on him, and he was taken to a Chicago Police facility for interrogation Thursday afternoon, police said.

The suspect – Torrez Cathery, 23 – was charged with first-degree murder and was ordered held without bail, police said.

Torrez Cathery
Torrez Cathery is charged in a shooting that left a man dead and another man and a woman injured in the pedway between the Red and Brown lines at Jackson Boulevard. (Credit: Chicago Police)

Police said Cathery was identified as the gunman through surveillance video.

Two men and a woman were shot in the Chicago Transit Authority tunnel between the Red and Blue Lines at Jackson Boulevard just after 2 a.m. Monday.

According to police, one of the men died at the scene after he was shot in the abdomen and chest. He was identified as Edward Charleston, 24.

The other man, 21, was shot in the head and arm and was left in critical condition. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

A 19-year-old woman was also shot and police told CBS 2 she was with the two men and may have not been the intended target. She was also taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, police said.

On Thursday night, Interim Police Supt. Charlie Beck said two 6-month-old twins were also in the group at which Cathery opened fire.

"There's video of this footage. It's quite shocking video. It not only shows him turning and firing at the group, but after one of the individuals goes down, he walks over and shoots into him execution-style right above him," Beck said.

Cathery ran away from the scene after the shooting, police said.

Police said Cathery knew his victims from a previous quarrel last October.

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