New “person of interest” sought in connection with Feb. 5 shooting and robbery at UIC-Halsted Blue Line

CTA surveillance images of a “person of interest” that police are trying to identify in connection with the Feb. 5 shooting at the UIC-Halsted Blue Line station. | CPD

Chicago police are trying to identify a man who they believe was accompanying a gunman who shot and robbed a passenger on the Blue Line at the UIC-Halsted station on Feb. 5.

Detectives on Monday released two images of the man, who police described as a “person of interest” in the case. But police did not say what involvement, if any, the man had in the crime.

On Feb. 6, prosecutors charged 31-year-old Patrick Waldon with felony armed habitual criminal, felony armed robbery while discharging a firearm, and aggravated battery by discharging a firearm.

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Waldon grabbed the victim’s backpack as he prepared to exit the train at UIC-Halsted, police said earlier this month. When the victim tried to pull away, Waldon allegedly shot him in the back. The victim fell to the ground after being shot and Waldon took his bag before exiting the station, police said.

Anyone with information about the person of interest can contact Area Central detectives at 312-745-8383 regarding case JD-140749.