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Central Drive stabbing death an act of self-defense: police, SA’s office

No criminal charges will be filed following the stabbing death of a Hazel Crest man in Flossmoor on the night of Nov. 25.

No criminal charges will be filed following the stabbing death of a Hazel Crest man in Flossmoor on the night of Nov. 25.
 
Flossmoor Police Chief Tod Kamleiter said Monday that the death of Jordan Averyheart, 28, was determined by both police and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office to be an act of self-defense.
 
Police and state’s attorney’s staff interviewed five witnesses to the killing, Kamleiter said. All were present at about 8 p.m. in an apartment on the 2500 block of Central Drive in downtown Flossmoor.
 
The witnesses concurred that Averyheart was violently assaulting a member of the group when another person secured a kitchen knife and stabbed him to stop the attack, Kamleiter said.
 
Police responded to the residence after receiving a report of a disturbance. Officers began emergency treatment and Averyheart was subsequently transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. He was later pronounced dead.
 
The Cook County Medical Examiner’s office listed the cause of death as multiple sharp force injuries.
 
Following the incident, officers spoke with two women and a man outside the residence. They informed officers that Averyheart had been stabbed during a confrontation.
 

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