No charges will be filed against a person who stabbed a Palatine man to death Sunday in what police say was self-defense after a fight over the vaccination costs of a pit bull.
Corey Frazier, 21, was found stabbed multiple times in the torso around 9 p.m. Sunday outside the Rand Grove Village apartment complex in the 700 block of East Rand Grove Lane. Frazier was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, where he was pronounced dead at 11:35 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
The primary suspect willingly came to the police department with an attorney Monday, but Palatine police said multiple witnesses unanimously said the 22-year-old man was acting in self-defense.
Palatine Police Cmdr. Kurt Schroeder said Frazier lived not too far away in the 800 block of Panorama Drive in Palatine and police initially responded to a fight in progress.
Cmdr. Kurt Schroeder said the dispute began eight months ago when the 22-year-old sold Frazier the pit bull and said it was current on all vaccinations. Frazier, however, claimed it was not.
"He wanted to be reimbursed for the costs of the vaccination," Schroeder said.
The argument continued to escalate over time until Frazier waited for the man outside his apartment and attacked him from behind. Witnesses told police that Frazier was "severely beating" the man and punching him in the head. Police allege Frazier was the aggressor and the 22-year-old man stabbed him in "an act of self-defense."
The 22-year-old man, who suffered bruises, fled from the scene before turning himself in to police the following day. Schroeder said no charges will be filed against the man, who is not being identified.
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