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1 in Custody After Man Killed in Stabbing at West Town Home

A 74-year-old man was stabbed to death during an argument, according to police

Carly Behm/Sun-Times

A person is in custody after a 74-year-old man was stabbed to death by a family member Sunday at a home in West Town.

The family was arguing about 8:50 p.m. at a home in the 2100 block of West Randolph Street when a man, 38, allegedly pulled out a knife and stabbed James Tate in the chest and arms inside a bedroom, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Tate, who lived in West Town, was pronounced at Stroger Hospital at 9:55 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

The 38-year-old tried to flee the home but was quickly taken into custody, police said. A knife was recovered at the scene and charges are pending.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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