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Man guilty of firing gun that drew officers to their deaths

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who fired a gun in 2018 that prompted two investigating Chicago police officers to venture onto railroad tracks where they were fatally struck by a commuter train has pled guilty to unlawful use of a weapon. Edward Brown entered the guilty plea during a Wednesday hearing in exchange for a one-year prison sentence. Cook County prosecutors said Brown found the gun in an alley on Dec. 17, 2018 and took it to nearby train tracks to test it. The gunfire drew Officers Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo to the tracks to investigate, where they were struck by a passing commuter train. 

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