Home invader arrested after stabbing man in Lincoln Park: police

CHICAGO — A home invader is in custody after he broke into a Lincoln Park home and stabbed a man who lives there late Thursday night, police said. Chicago Police Department records show the man has a history of robbery and home invasion allegations, cases that resulted in little to no penalties.

At about 11:30 p.m., the offender entered a home in the 2000 block of North Clifton and stabbed a 26-year-old man inside, according to police. The assailant left a knife on the kitchen table and fled the scene as the man’s girlfriend called 911.

Police officers responding to a suspicious person at a nearby convenience store arrested the suspect, a 24-year-old man who had blood on his hands, according to someone familiar with the case.

EMS took the victim to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center for treatment of multiple stab wounds. CPD said he was in fair condition.

Police records show Chicago police officers arrested the suspect in West Town on robbery charges in the spring of 2018. Four months later, he pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of theft and received “second chance probation.”

Just two months after going on probation, police arrested him on allegations of a home invasion involving a sex offense in Humboldt Park, according to CPD records. However, prosecutors ultimately only charged him with misdemeanors and dropped the case entirely one month later.

We will publish an updated story if prosecutors approve charges in the latest home invasion.

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