A 16-year-old girl has been charged with the fatal stabbing of an Uber driver early Tuesday in north suburban Lincolnwood, according to police.
The Cook County states attorney’s office has approved a charge of first-degree murder against the girl, whose name was not released by police because of her age, according to Lincolnwood police.
But police said the teen was charged as an adult and will appear in bond court at 1:30 p.m. at the Skokie Courthouse.
Grant Nelson, 34, was working as a driver for the ride-sharing company, Uber, when he was stabbed at 3:22 a.m. near the intersection of Touhy and Lincoln avenues, Lincolnwood police said earlier.
Nelson, a Wilmette resident, was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, where he died at 7:56 a.m., police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.
Police responded to 7201 N. Lincoln Ave. when a 911 caller reported a man screaming for help.
They found Nelson nearby and determined he had sustained multiple stab wounds. He told police he was an Uber driver and his female passenger had stabbed him.
A suspect was found hiding behind a building nearby, police said. She matched the description Nelson gave police, had two weapons “believed to have been used in the commission of this offense.”
She was taken into custody but refused to talk to police.
It was the first homicide in Lincolnwood since 2006, when a murder resulted from an argument between two brothers.
In that case, James B. McDurmon was convicted for the murder of his brother, Lester McDurmon, and was sentenced to 60 years in prison.