Suspect in custody for fatal stabbing in Edgewater

The woman was arrested at McDonald’s 5130 North Sheridan, less than a block from the stabbing scene. | Google

Chicago — A suspect is in custody for the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old man in Edgewater on Wednesday night. Chicago police officers arrested the woman at a fast-food restaurant less than a block from the murder scene on Thursday afternoon.

The victim was killed when he intervened on a woman who was attempting to stab a couple on a sidewalk in the 5200 block of North Sheridan around 11:41 p.m., according to police. He suffered a stab wound to his upper left chest and died less than an hour later.

Police searched the area and later staked out the third floor of an apartment building where they believed a suspect might live.

According to a source, officers eventually arrested the woman they were looking for around 12:30 p.m. at McDonald’s 5130 North Sheridan. She was taken into custody without further incident.

CWB Chicago will post an updated story if charges are filed against her.

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