A woman has been arrested after she was wanted for allegedly stabbing a man in the chest in North Chicago after he witnessed a fight and tried to intervene, prosecutors said.
Shiqueta S. Gordon, 38, of North Chicago, was charged with aggravated battery causing great bodily harm, a Class 3 felony.
The North Chicago Fire Department and North Chicago Police Department responded on June 6 to a call of a stabbing.
Lake County Assistant State’s Attorney Mary Daly said the male victim was at his residence when he heard two people arguing outside.
He went outside and saw two people, including Gordon, fighting.
The victim intervened in the fight and told Gordon to leave, Daly said. He removed an alcoholic beverage out of Gordon’s hand and again told her to leave.
Gordon went to a vehicle and retrieved an object before stabbing the male victim in the chest, Daly said.
Paramedics transported him to Vista Medical Center East in Waukegan where he received 12 stitches for an approximate four-inch laceration.
Gordon fled the scene but officers were able to track her down after she called 911, Daly said.
Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle Gordon was inside. She then made “spontaneous utterances” about the incident, Daly said.
Gordon told police she was visiting her boyfriend when she got into a fight with the male victim.
Officers searched the car and found a pair of scissors where Gordon had been sitting.
Daly called the incident “incredibly violent” and said Gordon is currently on probation for a battery case.
Gordon was not charged until more than three weeks after the stabbing.
An arrest warrant was issued and she was taken into custody on the warrant last weekend.
Lake County Judge Theodore Potkonjak granted prosecutors’ petition to detain Gordon in the Lake County Jail pending trial.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 27.