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Arrest Made In Slaying That Started As Fight At Garfield Red Line Stop

By Kelly Bauer | April 17, 2017 7:45am | Updated on April 17, 2017 11:43am
 A 33-year-old man was shot to death early Monday after arguing with a man on the Garfield Red Line
A 33-year-old man was shot to death early Monday after arguing with a man on the Garfield Red Line "L" platform, police said.
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CHICAGO — Police said they have arrested a suspect in the early Monday slaying of Javontay Tolliver, 33, who got into a quarrel with another man on a CTA "L" platform.

Two men were arguing on the Garfield Red Line platform around 2:30 a.m. Monday. When CTA workers told them to leave, their fight continued outside the station, said Melissa Staples, Chicago Police's chief of Detectives.

One of the men pulled a gun and chased the other man, firing shots that hit the man in his chest, Staples said.

Tolliver was pronounced dead at 3:53 a.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's Office. An autopsy showed he died from multiple gunshot wounds in a homicide.

Deering Police District officers spotted a suspect and arrested him.

Tolliver's relationship to the shooter — and why they were fighting — is being investigated, Staples said.