Surveillance images released of suspect in CTA slaying

CTA stabbing suspect
The suspect sought in a Monday's fatal stabbing. Photo credit Chicago Police

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Chicago police have released images of a man suspected of stabbing another man to death on a Blue Line train on the Near West Side Monday night.

Officers were called to the Clinton Station in the 400 block of South Clinton Street around 10:50 p.m. and found James R. Parsons, 43, with a stab wound to the chest.

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Parsons was taken to Stroger Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said. He lived in South Shore.

Another surveillance image of the suspect in Monday's fatal stabbing. Photo credit Chicago Police

The suspect is 35 to 55 years old with a black and gray beard, police said.

In March, the mayor and the head of the CTA unveiled a plan to add unarmed private security guards and stepped-up police patrols to combat a spike in crime on trains and stations.

But a CTA union president countered that the transit agency should bring back conductors and re-establish its own police unit.

Anyone with information can call Area Three detectives at 312-746-8261.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire & Chicago Sun-Times 2022. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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