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79-year-old man shoots train conductor after he did not allow him to get off before his stop

By Mason White 12:47 PM May 25, 2017
Edward Klein
Edward Klein
By: Emily Lewis

(Scroll down for video) A train conductor is in a hospital in critical condition after being shot by an elderly man who wanted to get off before the next stop.

Police in Chicago, Illinois, have arrested 79-year-old Edward Klein from Wisconsin, who is a retired federal law enforcement officer.

Klein was charged with attempted murder and aggravated battery. He is being held on $1.5 million bail.

Klein, who lives in a retirement home, was on his way home from Las Vegas, Nevada, when he changed his mind about his destination.

When he attempted to disembark in Naperville, Chicago, the conductor would not allow him to get off before reaching the destination, which was written on his ticket.

While the conductor was standing on the platform, Klein pulled out a gun and shot him.

The conductor, 45-year-old Michael Case from Homewood, Illinois, was rushed to a hospital, where he underwent emergency surgery and he is being cared for in the intensive care unit (ICU).

Case who is a Navy veteran, father of four children and has been married to his wife Sara for 9 years, has suffered a gunshot wound to his torso, which caused damage to his liver and pancreas.