Sheriff’s deputies and detectives investigate a stabbing allegedly committed by Demetrius Fisher, 30, of Beach Park, (left) that left a child critically injured in the 38000 block of North Manor Avenue in Beach Park Thursday morning. | Photo – Left: Provided; Photo – Right: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2024)

A man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his girlfriend’s nine-year-old child multiple times, leaving the girl in critical condition, in Beach Park.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 10:45 a.m. Thursday to the 38000 block of North Manor Avenue in Beach Park for a call of stabbing.

Lake County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Ari Briskman said deputies arrived to find a nine-year-old child who was suffering from multiple stab wounds.

The Beach Park Fire Department responded and paramedics transported the child by ambulance to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville.

Sheriff’s deputies and detectives investigate a stabbing that left a child critically injured in the 38000 block of North Manor Avenue in Beach Park Thursday morning. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2024)

Briskman said the girl’s injuries were described as critical and life-threatening.

Detectives learned the nine-year-old child’s mother is in a dating relationship with Demetrius Fisher, 30, of Beach Park.

Fisher lives in the Manor Avenue home with her and the child.

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The child’s school called the mother Thursday morning to inquire why her child was not in attendance, Briskman said.

The mother returned to the Manor Avenue home to investigate and discovered Fisher exiting the home.

Sheriff’s deputies and detectives investigate a stabbing that left a child critically injured in the 38000 block of North Manor Avenue in Beach Park Thursday morning. | Photo: Joe Shuman/J. Shuman Photography (2024)

Briskman said Fisher ran away after seeing the woman, who then entered the home and discovered her critically injured child inside.

Deputies learned Fisher boarded a bus and was likely going to a nearby train station, Briskman said.

They located Fisher at the Waukegan Metra station and placed him under arrest.

The Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and approved charges of attempted first-degree murder against Fisher.

Fisher is scheduled to appear in First Appearance Court on Friday morning.