Wisconsin retiree charged in shooting of Amtrak conductor

Modesto Morganelli
Mag 19, 2017

Charges have been filed against a Wisconsin man for allegedly shooting an Amtrak conductor in Naperville on Tuesday, May 16th.

Edward Klein, 79, was charged with discharge of a firearm causing great bodily harm and attempted murder.

Prosecutors said Klein had just returned from a canceled trip to Las Vegas, and was trying to catch a train to Milwaukee, but tried to get off the Amtrak train at a scheduled stop in Naperville. He then boarded a Chicago-bound train.

The man was in his 70s, who got shot, but it is unknown about the identity of the person who shot the old train conductor, in fact, both of the person's actual identity is upheld by the police authorities.

He's accused of shooting 45 year-old Michael Case from the train following an argument Tuesday afternoon.

The press release from the DuPage State's Attorney and Naperville Police states that Klein pulled a revolver, stuck his arm out of the window of the door of the train and fired one shot, striking conductor Case in the abdomen.

Klein seemed disoriented at his bond hearing on Friday. "I'm going to be leaving tomorrow".

He was taken into custody and a handgun was recovered, police said.

Klein will next appear in court June 12 before Judge Daniel Guerin, according to prosecutors.

As for the victim, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help Case and his family pay for his medical expenses. He remained in intensive care as of Friday morning.

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