Patrick O'Reilly, 26, of Chicago, was arrested after an alcohol involved traffic crash in Bronzeville and was identified and charged with first degree murder as the person who stabbed to death a 48-year-old man in West Garfield Park.

CHICAGO - Police have charged a 26-year-old Chicago man in the stabbing death of a 48-year-old man, in an incident that occurred last Thursday afternoon on the city's west side.

The incident occurred last Thursday, March 24, just after 4:38 p.m. in an alley on the 4000 block of W. Monroe in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the city's west side. You can read our original report here.[1]

Police have now charged Patrick O'Reilly, 26, of the 5900 block of W. Grand Avenue in Chicago, with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of the 48-year-old male victim. The victim has not yet been identified.

O'Reilly was reportedly arrested a day later, on Friday, March 25, after he was the driver of a vehicle involved in a traffic crash in the 3900 block of S. Prairie Avenue in the Bronzeville neighborhood. He was reportedly under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash.

The full charges O'Reilly faces are as follows:

  • One (1) Felony count - Murder - First Degree
  • One (1) Misdemeanor count - IVC - Driving under the influence of Alcohol BAC 0.08
  • One (1) Misdemeanor count - Driving/Never Issued License
  • Failure to reduce speed
  • Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle

He is due in bond court today.

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Notes & References

  1. Chicago Journal. “Man Stabbed to Death during Argument in West Garfield Park.” Chicago Journal. Chicago Journal, March 24, 2022. ↩︎