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Woman citing self-defense is released from custody after fatal stabbing in Garfield Park

Joseph Dix was stabbed when an argument turned physical on South Whipple Street.

A 15-year-old boy was shot June 5, 2020, in Back of the Yards on the South Side.
A man was fatally stabbed April 5, 2020, in Garfield Park.
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A woman has been released from custody after a 24-year-old man was stabbed to death Sunday during an argument in Garfield Park on the West Side.

Joseph Dix was arguing with a female in an apartment about 11:17 p.m. near South Whipple Street, Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. The altercation became physical, and he was stabbed in the chest.

Dix, of Garfield Park, was pronounced dead on the scene, authorities said. A female was arrested at the scene.

Cook County prosecutors declined charges against the woman, citing self-defense, according to a law enforcement source.

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