Charges have been filed in the Amtrak shooting that took place at the Naperville Metra station on Tuesday. 79-year-old Edward Klein of West Allis, Wisconsin appeared in Bond Court this morning where he was charged with one count of Attempted Murder and one count of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm, both Class X felonies. Klein, a retired federal protective services officer, is currently being held on $1.5 million bond.
“Every case is different but this case required some extra investigation. Our investigators worked diligently over the past few days to gather enough information for the State’s Attorney to feel comfortable to bring charges,” said Commander Lou Cammiso with the Naperville Police Department.
Allegedly, Klein was on an Amtrak train when he fired a handgun through a window of the train at Michael Case, the conductor who was standing on the platform. Case is currently at Edward Hospital where he remains in critical condition.
Klein will next appear in court June 12.
Last night the Citizens Appreciate Public Safety or CAPS Awards were held at Meson Sabika. Many Naperville Police officers were honored for going above and beyond in the line of duty. And Mayor Emeritus Pradel was in attendance to present the A. George Pradel Award for Service, which went to Detective Kate Koziol for collecting over 200 “Sweet Cases” for children in the foster care system. There is also a CAPS Awards for the Fire Department in the fall.
3A Boys Track Sectional
Naperville North hosted a 3A boys track sectional last night, featuring 15 teams, including Benet Academy, Naperville Central, Waubonsie Valley and Neuqua Valley. Naperville North won sectional titles in several events including Doug Howard in the long jump and Kris Heinz in the high jump. Heinz also broke the school 400-meter record later in the night. Naperville Central’s Peter Villanova edged out Waubonsie’s Wes York for the 800-meter crown, both runners qualified for state. Neuqua Valley was clicking on all cylinders, led by sophomore Donovan Turner, who is now the first 110-meter hurdles sectional champion in school history. The Wildcats also qualified for state in all four relays, including the 4×400, which finished in first and put the exclamation point on another sectional championship for Neuqua Valley. Minooka finished in 2nd while Plainfield North landed in third.
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