WAUKEGAN, Ill. (STMW) — A 26-year-old transient, who lives in Waukegan and Kenosha, Wis., has been charged with the fatal stabbing of a 19-year-old man in a north suburban hotel.

At about 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, Waukegan police responded to a 911 call of a stabbing at a hotel in the 3100 block of Belvidere Road, a statement from police said. When officers arrived, they found 19-year-old Jacob Blum in the lobby bleeding from a chest wound.

Blum was able to identify his assailant before being taken to Vista West Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead just before 12:30 a.m., police said.

Officers, acting on the information supplied by Blum and his family members, arrested Kevin C. Curtis, 26, at the hotel. He was charged with first-degree murder, according to police.

Police said Curtis was acquainted with Blum and his family through their work in outside sales for a meat packing company. Blum and his family were transient residents of the hotel, police said.

Curtis was expected to appear in court for a bond hearing on Wednesday afternoon.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2013. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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