CHICAGO (CBS) — A person has been charged in a road rage stabbing that left a 36-year-old father useless in River North this week.
As CBS 2′ s Suzanne Le Mignot reported Friday, Chicago Police Supt. David Brown introduced Alan Perez, 25, has been charged with first-degree homicide in the stabbing that killed Jeremy Walker Tuesday night.
At 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, the 2 males bought into an remoted road rage incident as they drove northbound on Dearborn Street, Brown stated. They stopped at Ohio Street and every bought out of their automobiles.
In court docket Saturday prosecutors stated each automobiles had been touring down Dearborn with Walker carefully following Perez’s car. Both automobiles got here to a cease and the sufferer yelled insults at Perez. Then they resumed driving, and Walker reduce off Perez in an intersection. Perez honked at Walker then grabbed a knife and bought out of his automotive. Walker additionally bought out of his car however had nothing in his arms.
Nearby witnesses stated they noticed the incident, together with the Walker attempting to cease the stabbing after which bleeding profusely after he was stabbed in the neck.
Walker bought again into his automotive and drove east on Michigan Avenue, the place he flagged down a police officer at a hard and fast Magnificent Mile put up.
Walker was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, the place he died.
On Wednesday, officers discovered the attacker’s automotive parked in the 2200 block of West fiftieth Place in the Gage Park neighborhood, Brown stated. While looking out the automotive, police discovered two individuals in a house close by who had been the passengers in the automotive with Perez, Brown stated.
The two passengers had been each witnesses to the lethal stabbing.
“They were searching the car. Occupants came to the door of one of the homes where the car was parked, came out, and began being interviewed by the detectives – and we discovered they were the occupants of the car,” Brown stated. “They were forthcoming with information that identified the offender.”
Those witnesses had been recognized in court docket Saturday as Perez’s spouse and brother.
On Thursday, Perez turned himself in. In court docket Saturday prosecutors stated he initially fled to Indiana, however after turning himself in made admissions, together with the situation of the knife.
Brown credited the town’s Police Observation Device (POD) digicam community with finding the automotive.
“This was a senseless act of violence; a needless traffic argument turned deadly,” Brown stated.
Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx stated Perez will seem for a bond listening to Saturday in Central Bond Court (Br. 1) on the George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building. Since the homicide was not dedicated with a gun, there isn’t any obligatory no-bail rule related to the case and whether or not a bond is about might be as much as the choose, Foxx stated.
“This was a horrible, senseless act of violence that we will not tolerate in the City of Chicago or the County of Cook,” Foxx stated.
Walker left behind a 12-year-old boy, Jaylen.
“They just took a really good man from us for no reason,” Walker’s longtime girlfriend, Jessica Evans, stated Wednesday.
Walker was on his technique to decide Evans up from work Tuesday night. He by no means confirmed up.
“I just texted him to let him know, ‘Hey, I’m ready – you can be on your way; like you don’t have to wait until 7 o’clock. He responded to the message and said, ‘OK,'” Evans stated, “and I just sat around and waited for him.”
An hour and a half glided by. During that hour and a half, Walker was stabbed in the neck – however Evans, in fact, didn’t know that on the time.
Calls and texts to Walker went unanswered, so Evans tracked down his telephone. After she discovered the place the telephone was, she walked up on her worst nightmare.
That monitor led her proper to the crime scene, the place she discovered her deserted Kia – however no Walker.
“I essentially walked up on the scene of my car and the police officers,” Evans stated.
By the time Evans bought to the hospital, it was too late.
“Why didn’t nobody say anything? Like, I had his ID on him. He had his cell phone on him. I was calling him. His son was calling him. His mom was calling him,” Evans stated. “They took a good person. He was a good brother, and a good son, and a good father.”
Police stated it’s doable the 2 passengers who had been with Perez may face costs.
Perez has no prison historical past.