On June 20, at approximately 6:55 p.m., officers were dispatched to a multi-unit apartment building in the 2300 block of Noyes Court in response to a call that a person had been stabbed, said Commander Joseph Dugan of the Evanston Police Department. The victim, a 53-year old Evanston man, told police he was inside his residence when there was a knock at the door. When the victim opened the door an acquaintance, a 60-year old Chicago man, allegedly began to hit the victim with a pillow case filled with canned goods.
The victim told police that he attempted to defend himself from the blows, and the Chicago man took out a knife and stabbed him in the neck, left shoulder, and left hand, stating that he was going to kill the victim for saying negative things about him, said the Commander.
The Chicago man subsequently fled the residence and was taken into custody inside another unit in the building shortly after police arrived. The victim was transported to Evanston Hospital where he received treatment for his injuries and has been released from the hospital, said the Commander.
On June 22, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office felony review approved the charges against the Chicago man for attempted first degree murder and home invasion, said the Commander.