‘Person of interest’ questioned after man is found strangled in Lincoln Park apartment

CHICAGO — A suspect is being questioned after a man was found dead in a Lincoln Park apartment on Wednesday evening. The Cook County medical examiner determined that the 43-year-old was a homicide victim who died by asphyxiation and assault.

Chicago police and fire personnel responded to an apartment in the 500 block of West Deming just before 7 p.m. after a 911 caller reported that their friend was choking, according to dispatch records. The caller said they were attempting CPR.

Officers found the 43-year-old unresponsive in a bedroom, and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 911 caller was taken to Area Three police headquarters for questioning, a police spokesperson said Thursday evening. Investigators will surely want to know why the caller thought his friend was choking when, in fact, someone choked his friend to death.

This is the first murder in Lincoln Park since October 16, 2022, when a man was shot to death at the J Parker rooftop lounge at Hotel Lincoln, 1816 North Clark.

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