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No charges in fatal Brainerd stabbing

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A man who fatally stabbed his 33-year-old brother during a domestic fight early Saturday in the South Side Brainerd neighborhood acted in self-defense and will not face criminal charges, according to Chicago Police.

The stabbing happened about 5:15 a.m. at the home Willie Pittman shared with his 28-year-old brother in the 9200 block of South Lowe, according to Chicago Police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The two had gotten into an argument the night before, and when Pittman returned home in the morning, they started fighting again, authorities said.

The younger brother pulled out a “cutting instrument” and stabbed Pittman in the left arm pit and lower back, authorities said. Pittman was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 11:24 a.m.

The 28-year-old stayed at the scene and was questioned by detectives, who determined he had acted in self-defense, police said Sunday night. No charges were expected to be filed.