CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago man has been charged with three felony counts, including attempted murder, for stabbing another student at East-West University on Tuesday afternoon.
Dejuan Doby, 42, has been charged with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
According to Chicago police, Doby stabbed a 20-year-old man in the upper back with a knife inside an academic facility in the 800 block of South Michigan Avenue Tuesday just after 1 p.m.
The victim was taken to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.
A student told CBS 2 he was sitting in a biology class at East-West University when the two students started arguing. He heard Doby tell the other student, “if you smack me, I will kill you.”
The witness said the 20-year-old student responded by “smacking” him and he then ran down a staircase and fell.
The witness said that’s when Doby stabbed the 20-year-old.