Man Stabbed In Uptown This Evening; Victim Critical, Suspect In Custody

The victim was found by police outside of the Jimmy John’s at Wilson and Racine. | Google

UPDATE April 25 10:58PM—The Cook County State’s Attorney declined to press charges in the case citing self-defense, according to Chicago police.
A 41-year-old man was critically wounded in a stabbing on the street near Truman College in Uptown this evening, police said. A suspect is in custody. Patrol officers were flagged down by witnesses outside of the Jimmy John’s restaurant, 1148 West Wilson at 5:45 p.m.

Officers immediately pursued a suspect who was taken into custody in the 4600 block of North Racine. A bloody knife was found across the street from the suspect, according to police.

At 7 p.m., an officer stood guard over the knife at 4628 North Racine while another cop was stationed near blood stains on the sidewalk at 1148 West Wilson.

Police said the victim had been transported to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with stab wounds in his lower back and left thigh. No further details were released about the suspect or the motive for the attack.

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