Attempted murder charges filed after 2 are stabbed in West Rogers Park

Boris Vasilic | Chicago Police Department; Multiplottr

CHICAGO — A man faces charges after being accused of stabbing two people during a fight in West Rogers Park, according to Chicago police.

Boris Vasilic, 41, was held in lieu of a $20,000 bail deposit by Judge William Fahy on Saturday afternoon. Fahy denied the state’s request to hold Vasilic without bail.

Police initially responded to a fight in progress near Dollar Tree, 2825 West Devon, around 10:10 a.m. Thursday. Before they arrived, 911 callers began reporting that people had been stabbed.

Witnesses told police that Vasilic approached a 35-year-old man and stabbed the victim with a knife. The younger man tried to intervene, and Vasilic stabbed him, too, a Chicago police report said.

Vasilic and the older man fought, eventually falling into a law office, where they brawled on the floor, according to the report. Vasilic allegedly stabbed him multiple times in the back while he was down. Police found Vasilic on the second-floor porch of a nearby home and took him into custody.

The police report said the older man was in critical condition and underwent surgery for stab wounds to his neck, back and face. The younger man was released after doctors stitched up stab wounds to his mouth and shoulder.

He is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.