- A Chicago man has died after he was stabbed by a man who he and several others tried to rob on Friday, officials said.
Dimitre Beck, of the 7300 block of South Peoria Street, was pronounced dead at 2:46 a.m. Saturday, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. An autopsy conducted today determined that Beck died of multiple stab wounds at Advocate Christ Medical Center and his death was ruled a homicide, according to the office. The office said he was 21, while police said he was 22.
According to police, Beck was with a group of people at about 10 p.m. when they approached a male on the 7300 block of South Halsted Street and attempted to rob him, said Chicago Police News Affairs [...]. As Beck and the others began beating the victim who attempted to resist the robbery, Sweeney said. The victim fell to the ground and at that point the victim took out an "edged instrument, possibly a knife" and stabbed Beck before running off, police said.
The others fled when they saw the weapon, police said.
Police continue to investigate.
The article doesn't say the victim stuck around after doing society a service. We certainly hope the focus of the investigation is to present the victim with a Certificate of Achievement, a medal, and a key to the city.