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Brutal murder on CTA Green Line platform: Surveillance

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

FOX 32 News obtained a dozen disturbing images from several surveillance cameras that captured a deadly attack on the Green Line platform at East 43rd Street in Bronzeville on Saturday.

The suspect is wearing a tan coat, camouflage hat and can be seen punching the 37-year-old victim before stomping him on the ground. The fatal beat down took place Saturday morning, in broad daylight.

Sanchez Mixon, of the 3300 block of South Michigan Avenue, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead at 12:13 p.m. Saturday.

Chicago police cars were outside the hospital's emergency room hours later. By Saturday afternoon, police remained on the scene. The 43rd Street CTA station remained closed to CTA riders for four hours.

A Sunday autopsy found that Mixon suffered multiple blunt force injuries to the head from an assault and that cardiac valvular disease was also a factor in his death, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner's office. His death was ruled a homicide.

FOX 32's Tisha Lewis spoke with Guardian Angels National Director Miguel Fuentes, who was stunned by the brutality of the crime.

"Anytime there is an attack on the CTA train or platform, we take it as a slap in the face for the Guardian Angels because we try to deter as much crime as possible," Fuentes said. "We understand that we're not going to be able to stop every crime - we're not going to be able to be on every train and platform. But we take it personal because the CTA trains and the buses and the platforms are what we do 90% of the time in the City of Chicago."

But at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, it appears the platform was desolate.

"It's not the time. Unfortunately you have to look at the neighborhood," Fuentes said. "The southbound portion of the CTA Green Line unfortunately runs through bad neighborhoods."

What sparked the brawl between the two men remains a mystery.

Fuentes and fellow Guardian Angels informed CTA riders of the attack just blocks away from the where the deadly beating took place. The group was handing out fliers offering advice on how to avoid becoming a victim.

"I think what people need to do is take precaution while you're waiting for a train," Fuentes said. "If possible, wait by the ticket agent, whether it's on the ground level or whether it's above. If possible, align yourself by one of the CTA cameras, where you're in a position. Don't walk all the way to the end of the platform where nobody can see you, let alone hear you."

No one was in custody as of Monday and Area Central detectives are investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

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