CHICAGO - A clerk at a 7-Eleven convenience store in the 500 block of N. Halsted was stabbed by an unknown female offender after asking her to put a mask on, authorities said.

At approximately 12:43 p.m. in the Fulton River District on the city's near west side, a woman entered the store at 504 N. Halsted St without a mask covering her face. The 48-year-old male clerk told the female offender to put a mask on, at which time she produced a knife and stabbed the clerk twice in the abdomen.

The 48-year-old male victim was transported to Northwestern Hospital in critical condition.

CWBChicago reported that witnesses described the female offender as a small-framed black woman with a short brown afro hairstyle.[1] CWBChicago also had additional witness details that the woman wore a dark sweatshirt with plaid pants and a brown headband, and she left on a bike that has a rear cargo rack.

Area Three Detectives are investigating.

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Notes & References

  1. CWBChicago. “Customer Stabs 7-Eleven Clerk in Dispute over Covid Mask Policy.” CWB Chicago, October 15, 2021. ↩︎