Man Stabbed To Death At Palatine's Ports O'Call Apartments

Palatine Police are investigating a stabbing death at the Ports O'Call Apartments.

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A man was stabbed to death Monday night outside the Ports O'Call Apartments.

said the man was 22 years old. Police were called to the complex at about 8:07 p.m. and found a man lying on the ground bleeding in the 1300 block of N. Ports O'Call. The apartment complex is located off of Rand Road.

The man was taken to Northwest Community Hospital, where he died from his injuries. Police have identified the victim as Eduardo Guillen Tellez.

Alma Lopez, 21, said she was about a block west of the incident, preparing to cross Rand Road, when the stabbing happened.

"He just fell," Lopez said.

Lopez said she knew the man who had been stabbed.

"He was bleeding pretty bad," Lopez said.

Lopez said the individual who stabbed the man ran into a Ports O'Call Apartment building. She said police arrived and surrounded the building. A brief standoff occurred before someone was taken away.

A woman who identified herself as a cousin of the man being questioned by police said her cousin was accosted and acted in self-defense. However, she also said her cousin has had problems getting along with people.

"He just has a lot of problems," she said.

Police closed a lane of traffic on Rand Road while they investigated the incident. A statement released by police late Monday night said the investigation was ongoing and that a suspect is in custody.

Scott September 06, 2011 at 11:45 AM
Nothing yet in the DH which starts charging for online access this week.
Catherine September 06, 2011 at 01:19 PM
I had noticed that too. The Patch even has a video unlike the DH.
Norma H September 07, 2011 at 02:02 AM
Way to go PATCH!
Danielle September 08, 2011 at 02:40 AM
This is such a lie...he wouldnt just start beating someone up.I know my boyfriend.He wouldnt have done beat someone up over a tv and he wasnt even with anyone.The man that did this should be put away for life.There is no excuse to kill someone even if self defense.He could have just faught he didn't have to stab and kill someone.
maria September 09, 2011 at 05:07 PM
suspect pleads self defense even thou he stabbed victom not only once but twice he was just defending himself making sure that he killed eduardo no i dont think so and even thou it was for a tv or a piece of gum nobody has the right to take sumbodies life and get away with it in that case everybody is gonna do it and then just plead self defense and its very disrespectful on palatine police side to say it was over a tv you didnt have to post that up no matter what the circumstances are poor judgement on your part bcuz for you its just another mexican less your not thinking bout how the family and friends are suffering over this accident and the fact that nobody is gonna pay for eduardos murder but there is a god that we all have to answer to
paul September 10, 2011 at 06:30 PM
Maria why is it people have to play the race card. People want answers and the Palatine police gave them what they had. If people don't talk then people get what they get. I know for a fact people saw and heard what went down. People always do. Ask yourself this, has anyone stepped forward to assist the police? More then likely not! Is it sad that a young man died? Of course , but there is always two sides to a story. Drop the race card some where else and get past the minority BS. Round everyone up at Port O Call and have the truth come out. Too many weak people don't do the right thing and this is what happens. God has everything and nothing to do with it. We live here in the here and now. We have the control! Mexican or not get up and fight for better lives for EVERYONE who is Human...
abigail September 11, 2011 at 03:20 AM
I knew lalo and never would he start an argument or a fight about a petty 40 dollars that was pocket change to him something else had to have happened for it to get that serious lalo wouldnt even waste his time.umm hello the minority card?u have to be white because being a hispanic or black person in palatine the police are gonna be on you about every little thing even how and where and what time your walking because thats palatine for you my boyfriend is black he has tresspassing for reasons in his own moms complex. i think if you dont know lalo personally plz dont comment or say anything at all because idc wat the fite was over nothings gonna bring lalito back so just let him rest in peace please it is greatly appreciated by friends and family.
abigail September 11, 2011 at 03:23 AM
oh yea let that would have a black person they would have been doing 25 to life illegal aliens just get deported and a white person just pleads the insanity case does 2 or 3 years and gets realeased on good behavior!
paul September 11, 2011 at 02:42 PM
Abigail. U miss understand. White or not makes no difference. My deepest condlances go out to the family. I want Palatine to be safe. You want Palatine to be safe. So let's make ut safe. That's the point. Don't let his death be in vain. Help the police keep the guy from ever seeing freedom again. Plus if ur illegal then u have no rights, period! Not fair to the rest that are... to the young mans family from mine: our deepest condolences go out to you. Karma will come full circle for you.
largo September 12, 2011 at 06:58 AM
Lauren Garcia September 13, 2011 at 03:30 AM
How about we grow up and see how crummy ports o call apartments really are to Palatine. Its not a race card, its section eight apartments, with crime ridden people living there. Lived in Palatine for two years the cops are constantly there. Those apartments need to be torn down.


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