Breaking: North Side man charged with pushing ex-Marine to his death at Loop Red Line station

Ryan Munn | CPD

Update 10:52PM – Police are seeking the second known offender to face charges, according to a source.

A North Center man was charged Saturday with murder for allegedly pushing a former Marine into the path of a Red Line train in the Loop this week.

Ryan Munn, 18, was arrested at his home on the 2100 block of West Bradley on Friday evening. Police said he was identified as the person who punched and pushed 29-year-old Mamadou Balde from the Jackson station platform around 5:13 p.m. Tuesday.

A CTA worker said Balde, age 29, was dragged to his death after being pushed between two cars of a southbound train.

Munn (second from left) is seen in surveillance images as he participates in a Gold Coast flash mob theft last year. | Provided

CWBChicago reported Wednesday that police officers who work near the Magnificent Mile reviewed video of the attack and immediately identified two suspects by name because the cops had previous encounters with the pair. 

Munn, a former Lakeview High School student, is due in bond court on Sunday.

Among other run-ins with police, Munn was captured on video as he and six others raided a Gold Coast convenience store last September. More than $2,265 worth of merchandise was taken, but Munn was never charged in the case.

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