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Security guard killed in Washington Park stabbing, suspect in custody

Kenneth McKinney, 53, was stabbed in the torso and taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.

A security guard was stabbed to death March 30, 2020, in the courtyard of an apartment building in the 6200 block of South King Drive.
A security guard was stabbed to death May 30, 2020, in the courtyard of an apartment building in the 6200 block of South King Drive.
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A man was arrested after allegedly stabbing a security guard to death Saturday at an apartment complex in Washington Park on the South Side.

The 43-year-old suspect was trying to break out multiple windows about 2:05 a.m. in the courtyard of the building in the 6200 block of South King Drive, Chicago police said.

When the 53-year-old security guard confronted him, the suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the guard in the torso, police said.

The guard, identified as Kenneth McKinney, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said. He lived in Hyde Park.

An autopsy conducted Sunday confirmed he died of his stab wounds, the medical examiner’s office said. His death was ruled a homicide.

The suspect ran away but was taken into custody by responding officers, police said. Area One detectives are investigating.

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