Updated: 11/11/10 3:42 p.m.
CHICAGO (CBS) – A teenage girl stabbed her uncle to death during an argument in the Logan Square neighborhood, police said.READ MORE: Oak Park And River Forest High School Could Reverse Decision To Ban Activities, Sports Due To COVID Outbreak
At 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, the 34-year-old uncle was arguing with his 18-year-old niece at their home in the 1700 block of North Sawyer Avenue, according to Shakespeare District Police Captain Marc Buslik.
As he picked up a bottle of hot sauce to hit her with, she pulled out a knife and stabbed him in the neck, Buslik said.
The uncle is identified as James Daniels, 34, of the 3700 block of West Ferdinand Street. He was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.READ MORE: Delivery Driver Shot In Head In Back of The Yards; 18-Year-Old Struck In Thigh
An autopsy Thursday determined Daniels died of a stab wound to the neck and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.
Although a Grand Central Area detective said the two lived together with other people in a second floor apartment on the Sawyer Avenue block, the medical examiner cites a different home address for Daniels.
There have been no prior reported domestic violence incidents at the Sawyer Avenue address.
The niece remains in custody at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, although no charges have yet been filed.MORE NEWS: Chaos In The Loop Leads To Shooting, Beatings; 21 Young People Arrested
The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.