According to the Palatine Police Department, 21-year-old Corey Frazier of Palatine was the aggressor in the physical altercation that resulted in .
Before Frazier suffered multiple stab wounds, the 21-year-old severely beat the suspect. Witnesses told police Frazier repeatedly punched the 22-year-old man in the head.
“It was also learned that Frazier laid in wait for the 22-year-old male and attacked him from behind,” said Palatine Police Cmdr. Kurt Schroeder.
“He was just sitting there minding his own business and they went to him,” said of the 22-year-old man who stabbed Frazier.
According to Wilson, Frazier and three of his friends approached the suspect who was seated outside of an apartment building at Rand Grove Village. “They were the ones with knives, he wasn’t bothering anyone,” said Wilson.
According to police, Sunday night’s deadly stabbing concludes an 8 month period during which Frazier threatened 22-year-old man with physical harm. Neighbors said Frazier and the 22-year-old man were involved in a verbal altercation over a dog shortly before the stabbing at the 700 block of E. Rand Grove Lane in Palatine.
The 22-year-old who stabbed Frazier after witnesses said he initially fled the scene. Accompanied by his attorney, the 22-year-old presented himself at Police Headquarters Monday afternoon. His name has not been released.
Investigators from the Palatine Police Department interviewed the suspect, numerous independent witnesses including associates of the victim before the Cook County Assistant State's Attorney's Office ruled the suspect acted in self-defense and made the decision to not press charges in this case.
Frazier was stabbed multiple times in the torso in the courtyard at Rand Grove Village just before 9 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. When police arrived, Frazier had collapsed on the bench just outside of the building where he lived with his girlfriend. The 21-year-old died just after 11 p.m. that night at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.