River North stabbing: Alan Perez charged with murder for River North road rage stabbing near Mag Mile that killed Jeremy Walker

River North stabbing: Alan Perez charged with murder for River North road rage stabbing near Mag Mile that killed Jeremy Walker

CHICAGO (TOC) — A 25-year-old man is charged with first diploma homicide for the River North stabbing that killed 36-year-old Jeremy Walker after a highway rage incident close to Michigan Avenue Tuesday evening.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown and Cook dinner County State’s Lawyer Kim Foxx introduced the costs Friday afternoon.

Alan Perez will seem in bond courtroom Saturday, Brown mentioned.

Police mentioned the 2 drivers, Perez and Walker, bought out of their automobiles on the intersection of Dearborn and Ohio round 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Walker requested Perez, who was driving behind him, why he was honking at him, Brown mentioned.

Perez then bought out, armed with a knife, and stabbed Walker within the left aspect of his neck in the course of the altercation, police mentioned. He then drove away, in accordance with CPD.

Brown mentioned the day after the stabbing, police discovered Perez’s automotive parked within the 200-block of West fiftieth Place. After acquiring a search warrant and as they have been looking out the automotive, they got here into contact with two passengers who had been within the automotive on the time of the stabbing.

The passengers recognized Perez as the motive force, Brown mentioned. He mentioned Perez turned himself into police on Thursday.

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Walker drove away after the assault and finally flagged down an officer for assist close to Ohio and Michigan Avenue. He was rushed to the hospital, the place he later died.

“He was only a large teddy bear,” mentioned his girlfriend Jessica Evans. “The sweetest individual ever. However he additionally had a really protecting aspect of his household and of himself. And it is simply unlucky that issues transpired the best way that they did.”

Walker’s household mentioned he was working as a meals supply individual, however was simply days away from beginning a brand new job as a bus driver. His sister mentioned whereas the arrest does carry her household some consolation, it does not carry her brother again.

Walker is survived by his son.

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