A man was stabbed to death Tuesday evening during an altercation in the middle of a bustling River North intersection, according to Chicago police and witnesses. The victim “sustained a laceration to the neck after a physical altercation with an unknown offender,” according to a brief CPD media statement.
Witnesses said the man was seen arguing with up to four other men at Dearborn and Ohio streets when the offender stabbed him in the neck around 7 p.m. The victim, 36-year-old Jeremy Walker, returned to his nearby car and drove to the 600 block of North Michigan Avenue, where he sought help from Chicago police officers. He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital and succumbed to his injuries at 7:25 p.m.
Meanwhile, the attacker and the rest of his group entered another car and fled the scene.
This is the eighth murder on Chicago’s Near North Side this year. According to city records, the area had four victims at this point last year, nine as of this date in 2020, and two for the entire year of 2019.
River North, which is part of the Near North Side, has seen three murders this year. It had one case in all of last year, four in 2020, and two during 2019.