Person released from custody after man stabbed to death during Burnside argument

Police arrested someone shortly after the incident, but they were released without charges.

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A man was stabbed to death March 16, 2020, in the 400 block of East 88th Street in Burnside.

A man was stabbed to death March 16, 2020, in the 400 block of East 88th Street in Burnside.

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A person was released from custody after a 27-year-old man was stabbed to death Monday during an argument on the South Side, police said Wednesday.

Ellis Taylor, Sr., and another person were inside a car in an alley in the 400 block of East 88th Street about 10:20 a.m. when they began arguing and started fighting, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

The other person took out a knife and stabbed Taylor in his torso, authorities said. He was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center and pronounced dead.

An autopsy released Tuesday found Taylor died of a stab wound to his chest, the medical examiner’s office said.

Police arrested someone shortly after the incident, but they were released without charges, police said .

A police spokesperson could not say why they were released, but a police source said the Cook County state’s attorney’s office declined to press charges.

“After a thorough review, the evidence was insufficient to meet our burden of proof to file criminal charges,” a spokesperson for the state’s attorney’s office said in a statement. “The Chicago Police Department concurred with our determination in this case.”

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