Man Stabbed to Death in Palatine

Police have a suspect in custody

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Tuesday, Sep 6, 2011  |  Updated 2:06 PM CDT
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A man was stabbed to death Monday night in northwest suburban Palatine in a fight over $40.

Police say officers responding to a 911 call found 22-year-old Eduardo Guillen-Tellez bleeding on the ground around 8:05 p.m. outside his home in the 1300 block of North Ports O’Call.

Paramedics took Guillen-Tellez to Northwest Community Healthcare in Arlington Heights, but doctors weren't able to save him.

Police had a suspect in custody Tuesday morning but have not filed any charges.

Investigators learned through witnesses that several people approached the 29-year-old suspect and "a verbal altercation eventually turned physical," police said in a statement.

Police said the fight apparently started over $40 owed to Guillen-Tellez over a broken TV he purchased from suspect.

Several additional witnesses are being interviewed as Palatine police continue to investigate.

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