• Sylvester Adams was arrested for shooting Jeremy Begay at a Red Line station in Chicago
  • Adams was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon
  • Chicago Transit Authority said they are pursuing the termination of the employee

A Transit employee in Chicago has been arrested for shooting a man multiple times during an argument at a Red Line Station in the city.

The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) customer assistant, identified as 53-year-old Sylvester Adams, opened fire at 37-year-old Jeremy Begay while he was at 95th Street Red Line station, on the South Side, Saturday morning, police said, NBC Chicago reported.

Adams fired nine times and the bullet hit the victim three times causing injuries to his back, abdomen and left leg, police said, Chicago Sun-Times reported. Begay was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition and is expected to survive, according to reports.

The incident was caught on a surveillance camera at the station and in a video taken by a bystander. In the video that has been circulating on Twitter, a man argues with a CTA worker and then shoves him to the ground. The worker then gets up, takes out his gun from the pocket and follows the man who walks away downstairs. The worker then stands on the top of the stairs and fires repeatedly at the man who shoved him.

However, it is unclear from the video what the duo has been arguing about. Meanwhile, police said the scuffle began after Begay reportedly disturbed the customers at the station.

Adams admitted to police that he shot the victim multiple times. He was denied bail and was charged with attempted first-degree murder and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.

Meanwhile, CTA said they are cooperating with police for the investigation and are pursuing the termination of the employee who has violated several workforce rules, including the possession of a firearm.

"Based on our own investigation, we can also confirm that this employee was in violation of several CTA workforce rules, including one that expressly prohibits the possession of a firearm," the agency said in a statement.

"The behavior of this one employee is not at all reflective of the thousands of hardworking and dedicated men and women who take pride in their work and responsibly perform their duties each day,” the agency's statement read.

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