Man charged with fatally stabbing nephew in South Shore

“If you follow me, I’ll kill your ass,” David Moore allegedly told police he told his nephew. “Guess what I did? I went into the house and got a knife and I stabbed the s--- out of his ass.”

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David Moore, 51, faces one count of first-degree murder and was ordered held on $250,000 bail Wednesday during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.

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A South Shore man accused of killing his nephew warned the younger man not to follow him before attacking him with a pair of kitchen knives, Cook County prosecutors said.

David Moore allegedly admitted to detectives during a video-recorded interview that he told 26-year-old Darius Ferguson, “If you follow me, I’ll kill your ass. Guess what I did? I went into the house and got a knife and I stabbed the s--- out of his ass.”

Moore, 51, faces one count of first-degree murder and was ordered held on $250,000 bail Wednesday during a hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.

Moore ran out of his house with the knives and plunged at least one into Ferguson’s chest after the two argued over a bottle of alcohol Monday night, prosecutors said.

Ferguson, of Plainfield, cried out, “He stabbed me, bro.”

David Moore arrest photo

David Moore

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Moore also tried to attack two people he had hung out with earlier as they sat in a car outside the home, in the 7700 block of South Paxton Street. But they were able to fight Moore off and were unharmed, prosecutors said.

Earlier in the night, Ferguson came to his grandparents’ home — where Moore was living — and invited him to join him and the two others as they drove around drinking and purchased marijuana, prosecutors said.

Moore, who was already heavily intoxicated before joining the group, began harassing Ferguson and distracted him while he was driving, prosecutors said. Afterward, Ferguson dropped off Moore, who took a bottle of alcohol from the car before walking inside his home.

Ferguson went inside to retrieve the bottle, leading to an argument between the two men, That’s when Moore warned Ferguson that he shouldn’t follow him, prosecutors said. Ferguson went back to the car, got Moore’s backpack and brought it to the front porch.

Moore came out and stabbed Ferguson, calling him a “dumb punk,” prosecutors said. Ferguson collapsed and died during surgery at University of Chicago Medical Center.

Moore was taken into custody at the scene and initially told officers that his nephew had been choking him, but he later told detectives that he hadn’t been choked, prosecutors said.

The deadly stabbing was captured by two Ring security cameras on the block, which also recorded audio, prosecutors said.

An assistant public defender said Moore recently worked for a medical supply company, has an adult daughter and a sister who is a sergeant with the Robbins Police Department.

Moore is expected back in court on June 22.

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