Man, 74, stabbed to death by family member during argument in West Town

James Tate was arguing with family when a 38-year-old man stabbed him in the chest and arms, authorities said.

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The entrance of a home is taped off as police investigate a stabbing in the 2100 block of West Randolph Street on Jan. 19. 2020 in West Town.

The entrance of a home is taped off as police investigate a stabbing Jan. 19. 2020 in West Town.

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 was pronounced dead at Stroger Hospital at 9:55 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy released Monday found he died of multiple sharp force injuries, and his death was ruled a homicide. He lived in the same block where he was stabbed.

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

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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