Man From Neighboring Evanston Dies in Des Plaines Motel Stabbing
A former Evanston man died March 12, six days after police say his girlfriend stabbed him with a steak knife following a verbal dispute that escalated to a physical altercation at a Des Plaines motel.
A former Evanston man died Tuesday morning after police say his girlfriend stabbed him with a steak knife during a physical altercation at a Des Plaines motel.
Des Plaines police and fire departments responded to a report that someone was stabbed at the Polo Inn, 374 S. Lee St. in Des Plaines, at approximately 5:28 p.m. on March 6, according to a police report.
Charles McGinnis, 51, was transported to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge for medical treatment of a stab wound, according to police, and was taken off life support on Tuesday morning.
The Cook County States Attorney’s Office felony review unit reviewed the circumstances of the case, police stated, and declined prosecution.
In an interview with Patch, Des Plaines Police Commander Randy Akin said McGinnis and his girlfriend were reported to have been in a verbal dispute that escalated into a physical altercation, when, to defend herself, his girlfriend stabbed him in the area of the heart with a cutlery steak knife.
McGinnis was a former Evanston resident, had lived out-of-state for a couple months, and had been residing at the Polo Inn with his girlfriend for approximately a week before this incident, according to police.
Akin said Des Plaines police’s investigation was complete and no charges would be filed at this time.