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CHICAGO (STMW) – Police are holding a woman in custody who allegedly stabbed a man from the Austin neighborhood during a domestic dispute Saturday and fled the scene — leaving him for dead in his West Side home.
Police detained the 24-year-old woman Saturday morning for questioning in connection with the homicide. She was still in custody as of Sunday afternoon with charges pending, said police News Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien.
Her alleged victim, Craigory Clark, 22, of 922 N. Waller Ave., was pronounced dead at 8:01 a.m. at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. Clark’s death was ruled a homicide and the medical examiner’s office said he died from multiple stab and incise wounds.
Officers responded about 6:45 a.m. to a report of a domestic dispute at Clark’s home and found him there stabbed in the chest, police said. Clark and the woman in custody reportedly got into a heated conflict.
The woman allegedly stabbed Clark before a 52-year-old male in the home disarmed her, suffering unspecified injuries in the process, O’Brien said.
The woman fled the residence but was apprehended by police shortly after the incident.
Charges were pending Sunday afternoon, O’Brien said.
Police have not released information about the woman’s identity or her relationship with Clark.
Grand Central Area detectives are investigating.
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