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man stabbing Man Charged In Stabbing Of Good Samaritan Who Tried To Break Up Fight

Demetrius Jackson (Credit: Chicago Police)

CHICAGO (CBS)– A man turned himself into police on Friday in connection to the fatal stabbing of a man who tried breaking up a fight between a married couple in the Far South Side Roseland neighborhood.

Demetrius Jackson, 32, was charged with first-degree murder and is scheduled to appear in bond court Sunday, police said.

Jackson was allegedly arguing with his wife Wednesday night when William Terry, 55, stepped in to stop the fight, police said. Jackson then took out a kitchen knife, police claim, and stabbed Terry multiple times throughout his body about 7:10 p.m. near Jackson’s home in the 10300 block of South Forest Avenue. Police said that Jackson then fled in a van.

Terry, of the 14100 block of South Tracy Avenue in Riverdale, was pronounced dead at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn at 8:12 p.m., according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

The man’s wife was not injured, police said.

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